Atletico Madrid are reportedly stepping up their interest in Inter loanee Mauro Icardi, as coach Diego Simeone looks for Diego Costa’s replacement at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Icardi, currently on loan at Paris Saint-Germain, will reportedly leave the French capital after one season and has been targeted by a host of top clubs on the continent.
Tuttosport writes that Simeone has already been in touch with Icardi’s wife and agent Wanda Nara regarding a move for the 27-year-old.
Simeone has been looking for a replacement for Diego Costa in Madrid and the newspaper claims the Atleti tactician has targeted the former Nerazzurri captain.
Los Colchoneros were close to signing Icardi’s current teammate Edinson Cavani this winter and the Uruguay international could still be an alternative in the summer.
The Argentine has scored 20 goals in 31 games for Les Parisiens this term, but the reports keeps linking him with a move to Italy or Spain.