Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is willing to pay the release clause of Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi in order to bring the striker to Spain next summer.

Zinedine Zidane chose to sell off Alvaro Morata to Chelsea last summer and keep his faith on Karim Benzema. But that plan has clearly backfired and now the French manager is eager to solve this problem by signing Mauro Icardi at the end of the campaign.

Icardi, 24 is one of the most sort after strikers in world football right now and the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United have previously shown interest in signing him up.

According to Don Balon, Florentino Perez is ready to pay the release clause for the Argentine in order to bring him to the Bernabeu.
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Karim Benzema is set to vacate his position at Real Madrid after nine years with the club while Cristiano Ronaldo too looks set to move out of the club. In such a scenario Icardi’s signing will be more of a necessity rather than a luxury.
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Icardi joined Inter Milan during the 2013-14 season from Sampdoria and has played 170 games for the Serie A outfit during his five seasons with the club. The 24-year-old has scored 18 goals in 22 games for Inter in the Serie A this season and as per the report, Madrid are more than willing to pay his release clause which is expected to be somewhere in the region of £96 million.

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