Barcelona are on the lookout for a new centre-forward with Luis Suarez’s form giving Ernesto Valverde cause for concern.

Suarez has managed just four goals all season and looks a far cry from the player that has established himself as one of the best players in world football in recent years.

Icardi, meanwhile, is being tipped to join Real Madrid in January with the Argentina international enjoying a stellar year at Inter Milan.

And Spanish outlet Don Balon say Lionel Messi now wants Barcelona to focus their efforts on stopping Real from securing Icardi’s signature.

The 24-year-old has taken his game to the next level under the tutelage of Luciano Spalletti.