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Since joining Inter Milan from Sampdoria in 2013, Mauro Icardi settled quickly and has been an indispensable part of the team. He has established himself as one of the best strikers in the world over the last few seasons with the Italian giants.
The 25 year old enjoyed another great season with the club, scoring 29 goals and assisting 1 in 34 Serie A appearances, sharing Capocannoniere award with Lazio’s Ciro Immobile.
The Argentine’s form has caught attention of many top European clubs like Real Madrid, Paris-Saint Germain, Chelsea and Manchester United and according to reports they are willing to pay his release clause €110 million to sign him this summer.
The striker’s wife and representative Wanda Nara even aditted that big clubs are interested in signing him and are willing to pay his buy out clause.
Nara told Radio Metro on the chances of a big-money deal being done: “There are some big clubs ready to pay the release clause, which is very high, but considering the figures that are circulating in football right now and the kind of player Mauro is, it’s not even that remarkable.
Serie A giants have no intention to part ways with their talismanic skipper but Luciano Spalletti has admitted if a big money bid comes for him it will leave them powerless to prevent a sale.
Spalletti told Sky Sport Italia on Icardi’s future heading into the summer transfer window: “I’ve spoken with Mauro several times and he sent very precise signals.
“He’s happy at Inter and wants to stay, but then there are clubs which, if they decide to take a player, you could have been saying I won’t leave here the day before, then the next day they take you and in the end you’re happy to go, even though the previous day you were thinking very differently.
“We have to be ready for anything, but for now there are no signals and no doubts about what he wants.”
The Argentina International could be tempted to stay in Italy as the club have finished 4th in the league will play in the Champions League next season. He will have a free summer in which he can decide about his future.