Mauro Icardi is edging closer to completing a permanent transfer to Paris Saint-Germain according to a report from the online edition of sports broadcaster ESPN.

Icardi is currently out on loan at the recently crowned Ligue 1 champions from Inter and talks between the two clubs have intensified whilst his wife and agent Wanda Nara is in talks with Paris Saint-Germain – who she has negotiated a four year contract with an annual salary of €10 million for her client and husband – and also with Inter.

Paris Saint-Germain have an option to sign him on a permanent basis for €70 million but the report claims the two clubs are close to coming to an agreement over a fee that will be in the region of €55-60 million depending on add-ons.

Discussions between the two clubs are to continue this week and the report claims that Paris Saint-Germain are confident that they will be able to keep a hold of the 27-year-old Argentine striker.

Whilst in the French capital Icardi has netted 20 goals and tallied five assists in 31 appearances across all competitions to date.