According to the several British news outlets, Real Madrid line up a potential January move for Inter Milan captain Mauro Icardi.
Los Blancos have started the season off on the wrong foot, having already set their longest scoreless streak in history by failing to find the back of the net for 465 minutes across all competitions.
Immense attacking problems are closely related to the sale of Cristiano Ronaldo. Florentino Perez has failed to find a decent replacement for the Portuguese goalscoring machine.
To prevent further degradation of the club, Perez is reportedly willing to spend €200 million to lure Mauro Icardi away from the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.
ABC: Mauro Icardi wants to play for Real Madrid. He doesn’t want to renew his contract with Inter Milan. pic.twitter.com/E4z8VsX1mq— RMadridHome (@RMadridHome_) November 6, 2018
According to the reports, the potential deal could take place as early as January, considering Karim Benzema is struggling to retrieve his old form.
The 25-year-old Argentinean, on the other hand, has notched 116 goals in 194 appearances for the Nerazzurri, having established himself as one of the most prolific goalscorers in Europe.
Furthermore, some reports suggest Real could also recall James Rodriguez from Bayern Munich and pair him up with Gareth Bale in the final third.
The Colombian playmaker has tumbled down the pecking order under the Niko Kovac and might be willing to make a last-ditch effort to shine at Santiago Bernabeu.