Inter Milan director Piero Ausilio has blown away Wanda Nara’s claim that Icardi was on the verge of joining Juventus and that contract talks are far from being done.
“We are consistent with what we’ve said over the last few months,” he said at an awards ceremony. “We are happy with Icardi as a player, with what he is giving on the pitch for Inter. He always takes responsibility and is afraid of nothing.”
“The rest doesn’t matter: there is an official headquarters, I am at everyone’s disposal. Icardi’s agent knows where to find me, either in the office or by telephone. The rest, social media, the media, the Christmas box office movie, is of no interest to me.
“I have been very honest, I said how things stand. Icardi received a new contract two years ago and signed it. The most recent proposal was two months ago, he received it and at this moment has not accepted. That does not mean we cannot go forward. As far as we are concerned, we want to continue the negotiations and continue working together. Inter and I will only do our talking in the office, in our headquarters, not on social media or on television. Beppe Marotta and I are at their complete disposal.”
“As for the claims we wanted to sell them to Juventus, I respond with a laugh and a no comment. It’s better not to give names to suggestions like that at Christmas time…I can happily say Icardi will never go to Juve. You were dragged into this issue by some fairy-tale comments, but it’s not an issue.”
The issue seems to be boiling up at a slow pace and it remains to be seen what happens to Icardi’s future with multiple big clubs interested in him.
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