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PSG announce permanent Icardi transfer from Inter Milan – with deal thought to include ‘anti-Juventus’ clause

PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN have signed Mauro Icardi on a permanent basis from Inter Milan.

On Sunday, the Ligue 1 champions confirmed that they have exercised a clause in the striker's initial loan deal to buy him for around £45million.

Inter have reportedly attempted to include an anti-Juventus clause in the switch, earning them a further £13m if his next move is to Turin.

The Bianconeri are said to be big fans of the Argentine and Inter fear he will one day end up as part of their title rivals' squad.

Earlier on the weekend, Icardi's wife and agent Wanda Nara confirmed there was "total agreement" on the player's permanent move to Paris.

The transfer fee could rise to £51m with add-ons and he has put pen to paper on a four-year contract.

It had been mooted that Icardi wanted to return to Italy having lived away from his family while on loan in France.

However only Juventus had any chance of affording the former Inter captain, with a deal between the clubs always hard to envisage.

A return to Milan was also deemed off the table after Icardi's infamous falling out with the club and coach Antonio Conte.

The 27-year-old featured 20 times in Ligue 1 as part of PSG's latest title win, awarded early after French football's cancellation amid the coronavirus pandemic.

However they remain in the Champions League, where Icardi has scored five times, having beaten Borussia Dortmund in the last-16 before the shutdown.

Mauro Icardi enjoys picnic with his kids as they stay home to avoid coronavirus

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