Over the last week, Corriere dello Sport, has been given an insight into the potential deal involving Mauro Icardi and Paulo Dybala switching from Inter and Juventus, respectively. Despite all the recent drama, the Nerazzurri are sticking to their valuation of €110 million for the Argentine bomber.
The Bianconeri have admitted their interest in the player before and are open to dealing with Inter. The current champions have valued Dybala at 120 million, a very similar figure that makes the likelihood of a successful negotiation far more likely.
Beppe Marotta is a big fan of Dybala and is the reason he’s at Juventus today, so you can always assume that he’d be interested in this possibility. The proof will be in the contract. If Inter offer Icardi a contract extension, without a pay rise, it can be assumed that this contract is purely to secure the clubs bargaining power for a deal involving the striker, rather than a sign of unison.
It’s believed that this scenario would benefit Juventus more than Inter, but there are still many variables to be decided which could affect the outcome. For example, we must await news on the futures of both Massimo Allegri and Luciano Spalletti as the club’s future coaches, as different coaches will likely have different opinions on this matter, since each players current situation at their clubs are largely down to the decisions of these men.
Finally, Inter must ensure that between now and the end of the season, that there are viable strikers to target as a replacement in the Summer window, for instance, Lukaku, Dzeko and Higuain.