Monaco are reportedly new contenders for Mauro Icardi, offering €65m plus bonuses for the Inter striker and a €12m per year salary.
The Argentine is increasingly backed into a corner at San Siro, as the Nerazzurri have frozen him out, he continues to reject Napoli and hold out for Juventus, even though it’s becoming more and more unlikely Juve will be able to go in for him.
According to Rai Sport, there is another intriguing development with an offer from AS Monaco, who have had a disastrous start to their Ligue 1 campaign.
The report claims that Monaco are prepared to match Napoli’s offer of €60-65m plus bonuses, but with a much higher salary of €12m per season net over five years.
The Partenopei are so far believed to be proposing €7.5m plus bonuses to reach €9.5m.
Inter would certainly prefer to sell Icardi abroad, especially to a club that isn’t even in the Champions League, but it all depends on whether the player and wife/agent Wanda Nara accept.