Paris Saint Germain have decided to give up on the race to sign Inter star Lautaro Martinez, instead preferring to activate the buy option on Mauro Icardi, according to a report from today’s paper edition of the Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo.

The report details how the Parisian club have realised that it would be impossible to beat Barcelona in the race to sign Lautaro, with the Catalan club working hard to create a deal that the Nerazzurri will find acceptable. The Spanish side are hoping to offer the Milanese club €60 million in cash as well as two players in exchange for the 22-year-old’s signature.

Instead, PSG are looking to sign Inter owned forward Icardi, the report continues. The 27-year-old, who has spent this season on loan in Ligue 1, can be purchased for €70 million, although the Parisian’s are hoping for a discount considering the current financial climate, which has been heavily impacted by the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.