It’s no secret that Juventus wants Mauro Icardi, but the tricky part is working out a deal that also satisfies Paris Saint-Germain. The capital club is open to offloading the Argentine forward this January window.
Reports suggest it will only be through a permanent sale or a loan with an obligation to buy. However, according to Le Parisien, the Ligue 1 side might have had another way to get a deal done.
The French media outlet reveals that PSG hoped for a swap proposal deal with Juventus, where former PSG striker Moise Kean heads the other way for Icardi.
Nonetheless, specific FIFA rules prevented the transaction, considering Kean technically remains an Everton player due to the two-year loan worth €7-million with an obligation to buy for £24-million (€28-million).
Alvaro Morata is heading to FC Barcelona, and Juventus needs to replace the Spain international. The Italian club seems keen on Icardi since he’s familiar with the league and has scored plenty of goals with Inter Milan.
Icardi hasn’t solidified himself as the starting striker to replace Edinson Cavani with PSG. Furthermore, Kylian Mbappé now has the reins of the goal-scoring responsibilities.