Mauro Icardi has been deemed surplus to requirements at Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain, but getting a move away for him has proved to be more difficult that initially thought, especially given his high wages.
However, Turkish side Galatasaray have come forward and shown an interest in signing the 29-year-old, who featured in 30 games for PSG last season, scoring just five goals.
Talks between PSG and Galatasaray are ongoing in order to complete the move, with both clubs now approaching an agreement. The French side are rumoured to be willing to pay a large part of his salary to ensure the move happens.
Despite giving his approval for the move, Icardi seems set on waiting till the end of Europe football's transfer window before delving into the details of his contract. He wants to analyse any other offers that may come forward before accepting.
The transfer window in Turkey will close a week later than the one in Europe on 8 September, thus giving the striker more freedom and time to make a decision on his future.
Icardi initially joined PSG on loan from Inter in 2019, and after a successful first season, during which he scored 20 goals in 34 games, they opted to sign him permanently for a reported €60 million. However, he has since found regular minutes hard to come by, especially with the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, Lionel Messi, and Hugo Ekitike at the club.