Real Madrid representatives are in Rome. They are negotiating a deal for Mauro Icardi, according to a report from Libertad Digital.
Libertad Digital are not a popular outlet outside of Spain. But they are one of the most reliable when it comes about reporting news of Real Madrid. Even their writer Juanma Rodriguez contributes at Real Madrid TV.
Icardi is 25 years old and Madrid need to spend a huge amount of money to get the deal done. He had a release clause of €110 million which expired weeks ago. The La Liga giant might need firepower upfront as Cristiano Ronaldo left the club on July and he could be a nice option to have on the squad.
It will be interesting to confirm whether this rumor actually gains traction or not. Real Madrid still have almost a month to complete a potential deal for Icardi. If Los Blancos consider that they need more goalscoring punch upfront, Icardi might indeed be on the top of their list given that other targets like Kane or Neymar will be too expensive to afford.