Man Utd handed boost in their pursuit of world-class no.9

Serie A giants Inter Milan have reportedly accepted defeat in their approach to persuade Argentine international forward Mauro Icardi to sign a new contract and are now ready to sell him around £52m this summer.

The 26-year-old forwards market value has steadily decreased following his public standoff with San Siro giants over fresh contract terms, which led to him being stripped of the captaincy earlier in February.

Mauro Icardi has only just made a returned to Inter Milan’s first-team fold following a falling out behind the scenes, and his future has remained a constant source of speculation during that period in the stands.

Spanish outlet AS claimed that the Argentina international forward is in its final months as he will not extend his stay at Luciano Spaletti’s side leaving him with two years before the end of his current deal.

Man Utd, Rela Madrid and Juventus all appeal to Icardi, who wants to challenge for the trophies especially the Champions League, while Napoli will also try their luck by bidding for his signature in the summer.

The report indicates that the Red Devils are best positioned to secure services of the former Sampdoria man as the Los Blancos are looking elsewhere for new additions and Inter are reluctant to do business with a direct rivals Napoli and Juventus.

Meanwhile, Manchester United also eyeing move for another Inter Milan star Milan Skriniar who has been one of the best defenders in Serie A at the moment.