Newcastle United have reportedly joined Tottenham in the fight to sign Paris Saint-Germain striker Mauro Icardi, as per CalcioMercato.
The news comes directly following the Tyneside outfit’s recent takeover, with the Magpies being bought by the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund.
CalcioMercato reported earlier this week that Tottenham had their own interest in Icardi, while Juventus have also kept tabs on the striker’s situation.
The Italian outlet now claim that Newcastle are also looking to recruit the Argentina international, which would make him one of the first acquisitions under their new regime.
The report reinforces claims that Spurs and Juventus make up the other parties interested in the 28-year-old, who has three goals for PSG in Ligue 1 so far this season.
Icardi is contracted at PSG until the end of June 2024, but a move could materialise sooner should opportunities in the French capital continue to be minimised by the presence of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
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Newcastle evidently have that extra injection of cash to use at their disposal, but it remains to be seen whether they will go all guns blazing.
Icardi will have a tricky time cementing a spot in a star-studded PSG attack, so he could become available on the market pretty soon.
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