Newcastle United are waiting for their first league win, after playing 14 matches this season. They currently sit at the bottom of the table.
With the arrival of Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund in October, it won’t be a surprise if the Magpies decide to bolster their attack in the winter market.
The Tyneside club are being presented an opportunity to sign Paris Saint-Germain’s Mauro Icardi. According to Foot Mercato, the forward is one of the seven players the Ligue 1 side plan to cut ties with in January.
It’s claimed the ‘biggest issue of the winter [window] will undoubtedly’ be the Argentine. He had a good start to the season, but the off field ‘telenovelas’ [soap operas] with Wanda Nara have had an impact on his performances for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
With three goals in 15 matches this season, Foot Mercato say the 28-year-old’s displays are ‘unworthy of a player’ like him.
In order to regain his best form, the player is looking to leave Pairs. A return to Italy is ‘plausible’, but the option to join Juventus is ‘still hypothetical’. Therefore, the ex-Inter man’s representatives are ‘trying to offer’ him to Newcastle, Barcelona and Tottenham.
Foot Mercato doesn’t mention whether or not Eddie Howe’s side have responded to the opportunity offered to them.