Newcastle 'enter transfer race for Mauro Icardi' and set to battle Tottenham and Juventus after £300m Saudi takeover

NEWCASTLE will battle Tottenham and Juventus in the race to sign Paris Saint-Germain star Mauro Icardi, according to reports.

The Magpies' £300millin Saudi-backed takeover has seen them linked with some of the world's biggest stars and the Argentine striker is the latest to be added to the list.

Icardi, 28, joined PSG – initially on loan – in 2019 after 124 goals in 219 games for Italian giants Inter Milan.

But with Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and now Lionel Messi ahead of him in the pecking order at the Parc des Princes, game time is hard to come by.

Despite his limited opportunities, Icardi has still managed 36 goals in 72 games.

And as a result, the Magpies are eyeing a move as they look to flex their new financial muscles, according to Calciomercato.

However, they will reportedly face stiff competition from Spurs and Juve who are both said to be keen.

Despite managing to keep Harry Kane in the summer, the North Londoners face having to find a replacement with a departure seeming more and more inevitable for the mis-firing forward.

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And Juve saw their main frontman – Cristiano Ronaldo – leave for Manchester United this summer.

They have former Chelsea man Alvaro Morata as well as Kaio Jorge and Moise Kean on the books but are said to want to bring Icardi back to Serie A.

The eight-cap Argentina international is arguably most well-known for being married to agent and model Wanda Nara.

At 34, the Argentine regularly posts glamourous photos of herself online.

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She recently shared footage with her 8.1million Instagram followers of her having a bum massage before a glitzy night out.

And last month, Nara – whose hubby has scored three goals in nine PSG games this season – shared several pool-side bikini shots.

She also uploaded pictures of her 'waiting for her swimming instructor' who didn't turn up.

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