Manchester United Transfer News: Jose Mourinho Reportedly Wants Mauro Icardi

Gill Clark@@gillclarkyFeatured Columnist ISeptember 15, 2018

MILAN, ITALY - AUGUST 26: Mauro Icardi of Internazionale during the Italian Serie A   match between Internazionale v Torino at the San Siro on August 26, 2018 in Milan Italy (Photo by Laurens Lindhout/Soccrates/Getty Images)
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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho reportedly wants to bring Inter Milan captain Mauro Icardi to Old Trafford.

According to Ole (h/t AS), the Red Devils boss is willing to spend heavily to sign the 25-year-old and is hoping the club will back him financially. 

Icardi is believed to have a release clause of €110 million, but Mourinho also needs to convince him to swap the San Siro for Old Trafford, per AS.

Icardi joined Inter Milan from Sampdoria in 2013 and has become a consistent goalscorer for the Nerazzurri. Squawka Football highlighted how impressive he was last season:

His performance do not appear to have gone unnoticed. He was linked with a move away from the San Siro during the summer transfer window.

The Argentinian emerged as a potential replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid, according to Marca's Jose Felix Diaz and David G. Medina.

The forward's wife and agent, Wanda Icardi, told Tiki Taka (h/t Football Italia) that Juventus and Napoli were both interested in the 25-year-old over the summer.

However, Icardi could be set to commit his future to Inter Milan. He is close to signing a contract extension that will keep him at the club until 2023, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport (h/t Calciomercato.com).

Manchester United are hardly lacking for attacking options with the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial all in the squad.

Lukaku is the club's first-choice striker and has proved to be a good buy from Everton. Opta noted his goalscoring record:

It's difficult to see where Icardi would fit in at Old Trafford and whether the club would be willing to sanction such an expensive transfer.

Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward refused to sanction moves for several players Mourinho wanted to bring in over the summer, per the Guardian's Daniel Taylor.

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