From Jose Mourinho’s recent travels it is clear that signing a top striker this summer will be one of his main priorities when he takes over at Manchester United.
Recently Mourinho was in Germany to watch Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has been linked with all the big teams in Europe after telling Dortmund that he will not be signing a new contract.
On Saturday, Mourinho was in Milan to watch Inter striker Mauro Icardi impress in Inter’s 3-1 victory over Sampdoria. United reportedly tried to sign Icardi during the January transfer window and he showed the Special One why United want him with a sparkling performance.
The Nerazzurri captain has scored 11 goals this season, a third of Inter’s total, and last season shared the Serie A golden boot with Luca Toni with 22 goals.
Icardi was a live-wire upfront for Inter on Saturday and capped off his performance with an excellent goal that included racing past his former teammate Andrea Ranocchia, and finishing expertly despite heavy attention from opposition defenders.
Inter are said to be holding out for €40m (£31m) for their star striker, a hefty profit on the €12m they paid for him in 2013. But for United £31m is nothing and a fraction of what Aubameyang would cost them.