Journalist Daniele Longo believes that the idea of AC Milan bringing Mauro Icardi back to Italy in the summer cannot be excluded just yet.
Paris Saint-Germain sent Icardi out on loan to Galatasaray last summer after a difficult time in the French capital and he seems to have rediscovered his form in Turkey having netted nine league goals in 12 games for them so far.
The 30-year-old is putting himself in the shop window ahead of the summer with so many European clubs in the need of a new centre-forward, but Galatasaray could try and see if they can keep Icardi for next season given they currently lead the league and are therefore heading for a Champions League spot.
Radio Rossonera did an interview with Daniele Longo of Calciomercato.com about a number of topics from the season so far to the strategy and potential targets ahead of the summer, and he was asked about the rumours that Icardi could be a target.
“I know that next year Milan are looking for an Icardi-like striker, a true number 9. Icardi could be an opportunity… I know that 18 months ago the owners rejected the idea, which is now more or less the same,” he said.
“I think the ownership are not so convinced to go after him. It must be said, however, that the intermediaries who have been working with his agents for some time have an excellent relationship with Milan.
“At the moment there is nothing, but I wouldn’t discount the hypothesis. I know that he wants to return to Italy and that Maldini and Massara like him.”
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It would seem signing someone already in Italy is too straightforward.