Transfer rumors never fail to deliver, but this time some reports from Italy took the hype to another level. Three big-name players would involve Real Madrid, PSG, and Juventus in one of the most impressive transfer movements to date. Kylian Mbappé, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Mauro Icardi might shake the soccer community in the next few months.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the French superstar could finally complete his dream move to the Spanish giants and his departure from Paris would unleash the other two movements. The French capital side is believed to be ready to go after Cristiano in case the 22-year-old leaves.
With his exit, the Old Lady would swoop for Icardi, who would be set aside with the Portuguese superstar's arrival. Here, find out how each of these signings could be done, the reasons behind them, and how they would fit into each team.
The fascinating French international has been on Real Madrid's radar for a long time since Paris signed him from AS Monaco. With only a year of contract left at the Parc des Princes, negotiations to extend the deal stalled and his future is uncertain.
Los Blancos, who have recently brought Carlo Ancelotti back hoping to return to European glory, are reportedly keen to finally secure Mbappé, who has been an old desire in La Casa Blanca but a difficult one to afford.
However, with him heading to the end of his contract, it could be the perfect moment for Madrid to make a step forward. The Italian newspaper added that he would be Florentino Perez's gift to Ancelotti and a great way of rejuvenating the squad.
The 36-year-old megastar has recorded fantastic figures once again last season, but asides from his 29 league goals, it wasn't a year to remember. Juventus have failed to achieve the Serie A title for the first time in ten years and suffered a new disappointing result in their Champions League quest.
Since he arrived in 2018, Cristiano Ronaldo hasn't tasted the European success he was expecting to accomplish in Turin and according to reports he wants out of Juve this summer, one year before his deal runs out.
With a return to Real Madrid disclaimed by Florentino Pérez, a second spell in Manchester United seemed much more likely. Still, with Mbappé's possible exit, PSG would try to land the Portuguese world-class forward. They won't be lacking in money to make it possible, but the decision will be up to Cristiano.
A wanted man a few seasons ago, Mauro Icardi's career has changed since his representative and girlfriend Wanda Icardi got in a fight with Inter Milan's board. The Argentine striker, who was one of the most prolific Serie A goalscorers, lost the pivotal role he played in the Neroazzurri and not even his move to Paris helped him to get back to his best.
Icardi, who went to France on loan at first, was bought by PSG last summer on a $55 million transfer fee. However, he struggled to become a regular starter and was also in the eye of the storm after the team's UEFA Champions League elimination at the hands of Manchester City.
Even though he signed a long-term deal that expires in 2024, Cristiano's arrival would open the doors for him to leave. As reported by the Italian outlet, Juventus would approach Icardi to fill the striker's vacancy. He used to be on their sights when he dazzled for Inter, and this three-way operation could see the move finally becoming true.