Inter Milan star Mauro Icardi has revealed that he doen’t like football.
Icardi, a £30m target for Chelsea, says he has no interest in the game once the ninety minutes come to an end.
Chelsea did target him over the winter, but a move never happened.
However, Inter realise that it will be harder to keep him without the lure of Champions League football should they fail to qualify.
Icardi told Sportweek: “Football is a sport I have fun with, but I play it and that’s all.
“I never watch games and know nothing about what’s going on in the sport.
“I don’t follow other Serie A results or know who got into the Coppa Italia semi-final. Who is the Chelsea goalkeeper? I know that, I’m not stupid.
“I’ve always been like that, ever since I was a kid. At the Barcelona youth academy I lived right next to Camp Nou, but I spent my days watching movies. There are plenty of professional players who couldn’t care less about football.”
Should be sign for Chelsea, Icardi would have to shake off a ‘bad-boy’ reputation. He got into an argument with fans after a 3-1 loss at Sassuolo.
He added: “I am a bit of a chav. My agent tells me that all the time too. I have a Lamborghini, a Rolls Royce and a cold Hummer. I just got the name of an expert and will have all the interiors customised.
“I don’t know why I keep getting roped in with the so-called ‘bad boys’ of football. I really don’t care either. The unhappy people are those who listen to others. I never listened to anyone and I’m very happy.”
Steve Osborne @Pack3rNa7ion