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Manchester United are reportedly interested in a loan-to-buy deal for PSG bad boy Mauro Icardi, according to reports from his native Argentina. The Parc des Princes outcast has been told he is free to find a new club by manager Christophe Galtier as the Ligue 1 champions target a new centre-forward.

Earlier this summer, PSG made a bid for new West Ham signing Gianluca Scamacca during his time at Sassuolo but no deal could be agreed.

Benfica starlet Goncalo Ramos was also of interest, but Newcastle are now set to edge ahead of them in the race for the youngster’s services.

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford is also believed to be under consideration after “positive” conversations with those around him.

However, in order to make room in the squad, PSG need to move Icardi – a 2020 signing from Inter Milan after an impressive loan spell in the French capital.

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The Red Devils saw an opening offer of £7.2m snubbed by Bologna before eventually cooling their interest due to fan backlash.

Other options being considered by the club include Benjamin Sesko and Sasa Kalajdzic, although United have yet to confirm their interest in the latter after the Red Bull Salzburg striker signed for RB Leipzig from next season. .

Icardi is currently training alone as PSG try to find him a new club alongside Nara.

“The club is working side by side with Mauro to find the best possible solution. He has had very little playing time and I think the best thing is for him to restart his career in another more favorable place,” he said. said Galter on Wednesday.

It has been reported that Icardi would be open to a move to Old Trafford should United make a formal offer.

Agent Nara is said to have met Galatasaray three times before a possible move to Turkey.

Icardi scored just four goals in 24 Ligue 1 appearances last season – the most league appearances he has made in a single season with the French club.

A return to Italy with Roma or Juventus has also been mooted so far, PSG have yet to receive any offers.

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