When it comes to transfer sagas, it is not uncommon for giants from the same league to battle it out for big names, as evident in the past with the common pursuits of Chelsea and both the Mancunian clubs.
But when countries are crossed for the European elite to secure their targets, a spectacular saga is usually on the line.
One such period seems to be on the cusp of occurring, with a player that is pursued highly by both United and Bayern Munich appears set to make an eye-raising move.
As per Don Balon and Corriere Dello Sport, both the European clubs are in heavy pursuit of Inter Milan’s terrific striker Mauro Icardi.
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The 25-year-old Argentine, who is believed to top United’s wish list for a striker that will ease the burden of Romelu Lukaku, is certainly an apt talent for the job, as evident through his 96 goals in 170 appearances for the Italian giants.
If purchased by United, the mixed performance of Lukaku could certainly be given a competitive boost, and the Belgian could certainly benefit from the ease of games that Ibrahimovic’s injury woes are repeatedly barring him from.
However, as per the Spanish outlet, it is Munich that are leading the race to secure the signing of the Argentine, with a bid in the range of €120 million thought to be in the making.
This move is inspired by the possibility of Robert Lewandowski’s potential switch to Real Madrid, which would certainly free Icardi up to play regular football for the Bavarian side.
Interestingly, despite his rather regular form, the striker has struggled to carve out a regular place in the Argentine national squad, largely due to the host of attacking talent they are endowed with. As of such, a move to any of these powerhouses would certainly aid his case.