Real Madrid agree to pay £79 million for January target - FCNaija

La Liga By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 04/12/2017

Real Madrid has agreed to pay £79m for their winter target Mauro Icardi, according to report in Spain.

Icardi has been in scintillating form for Inter Milan this season after scoring 16 goals in 15 Serie A games.

His goals this season surpass the Real Madrid’s trio of Benzema, Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo in the La Liga.

While the La Liga champions are dip in form and are struggling in front of goal and are eight points behind league leaders Barcelona.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is trying all he could to bring in a galactico signing to overhaul the Los Blancos attack, after missing out Kylian Mbappe during the summer.

Real Madrid target Icardi insists staying at Inter unless

But he could move for Icardi before that and Diario Gol claims in the last board meeting the Madrid bigwigs agreed to pay £79m (€90m) to land the Argentina ace.

Inter have valued Icardi at £88m (€100m), but having paid just over £12m for him in 2013 they may be willing to negotiate.

But Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio insists he will stay put.

"There is no need to convince him to commit further to Inter," he told Domenica Sportiva. "His contract is long and his commitment is clear, he is our captain and wants to win with this shirt. All this goes beyond the contracts and the clauses.

"Real Madrid hasn't contacted us, but it would be their job to convince Mauro to leave a project like ours in which he is the protagonist. Also, a release clause is not a problem."