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Transfer Rumors: Mauro Icardi Set To Join Paris Saint-Germain On Loan Deal

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The Mauro Icardi saga has had an unexpected turn of events, as the Argentinian striker might be joining a club that nobody thought he’d join at the beginning of the summer transfer window. Mauro was linked with Serie A sides Juventus and Napoli, but neither team was actually able to land the striker, who now looks set to join Paris Saint-Germain.

According to Sky Sports in Italy, Icardi is expected to sign a new deal with Inter before completing a move to the Ligue 1 champions, ahead of the transfer window closure in France on Monday evening.

With the arrival of both Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku from Manchester United, the 26-year-old doesn’t have many chances to be an important figure for Antonio Conte, which makes a move away from San Siro the best option for him.

Associated Press reported last week Icardi was suing Inter for discrimination, claiming €1.5 million (£1.38m) in damages and to be allowed back into the first-team fold. He claims he was excluded from specific training sessions for forwards, directed by Conte.

After joining Inter from Sampdoria in 2013, Icardi has been one of the deadliest strikers around Europe, drawing a lot of attention to him from big clubs, but now it looks like Paris Saint-Germain are the ones who will get his signature. Last season he was stripped of his role as captain, as well as his No. 9 shirt this campaign, at the expense of newcomer Lukaku.

Icardi scored 17 goals in 37 appearances in all competitions last season.