Paris Saint Germain have made their first move to make Mauro Icardi’s deal a permanent one with an opening offer.
The Argentine striker has spent the 2019/20 season on-loan at the Parc des Princes from Inter Milan, with the French giants retaining an option to sign him permanently for £62.7m.
According to Sky Sports, PSG have submitted an initial bid of £44.7m, with a further £8.9m in add-ons in an effort to convince Inter to let their striker go.
Icardi impressed during his season in France before PSG were named champions. The 27-year-old has made 31 appearances in all competitions, scoring 20 goals as they soared to yet another title. The Argentine, who was formerly captain of Inter Milan, signed a new one-year contract extension with the club last summer before completing his temporary switch to Paris.
Elsewhere, it is reported that Inter are aiming to replace Icardi with another of PSG’s frontline, Edinson Cavani. The Uruguayan is out of contract in the French capital at the end of the campaign and would be free to join another club on a free transfer.
He has been with PSG since a big-money move in 2013 from Napoli and has been a huge success since, However, he has fallen down the pecking order this season under Thomas Tuchel, making only 12 starts in all competitions.