Inter and Paris Saint-Germain are getting closer to reaching an agreement over the permanent transfer of Mauro Icardi according to a report in today’s print edition of Italian daily newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport.

The two clubs are described as being just one step away from reaching an agreement worth in the region of €60 million which will be made up of a fixed amount plus add-ons and they wish to finalise a deal by the end of this month.

Negotiations between the clubs are being helped along by two factors, the first being Icardi has already signed a four year contract with Paris Saint-Germain and the second being the clause which means Paris Saint-Germain will have to pay Inter more if they try and offload him to an Italian club.

Should the deal be finalised, it will help Inter to remain strong in their battle to keep a hold of Lautaro Martinez, who is subject to great interest from Barcelona.

Inter have identified RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner as his possible replacement but as things stand Liverpool are closest to him.