According to TyC Sports, Paris Saint-Germain striker Mauro Icardi has been told by new manager Christophe Galtier to find a new club for himself this summer.
However, following Anthony Martial’s return to form in the pre-season, Manchester United seemingly put their pursuit of a striker on the back burner. But the Frenchman suffered an injury just before the start of the Premier League season, leaving Erik ten Hag with no option but to start with Christian Eriksen as a false nine, with Ronaldo on the bench.
While with every passing day, it looks likelier that the Portuguese superstar will stay put at the club, Manchester United have fast-tracked their search for a striker. Bologna’s Marko Arnautovic had emerged as a surprising transfer target for the club, but widespread backlash from fans forced them out of a potential move for the Austrian international.
Manchester United have now turned their attention towards Mauro Icardi, who does not feature in new PSG manager Christophe Galtier’s plans for the upcoming season. The French giants also have an embarrassment of riches up front, with the likes of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi leading the line.
The 29-year-old, who still has two years left on his contract with the Ligue 1 champions, is training separately from the rest of the squad. Icardi is said to be open to moving to Manchester United, and a loan move with the option of buying the PSG forward permanently next summer could be on the cards. Firmer United star Federico Macheda has suggested that the club should sign the striker.