Inter Milan insist Mauro Icardi is not for sale amid reports that transfer talks are taking place with Napoli.
Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio admitted meetings with the Serie A runners-up have been held, but insisted the club are looking to keep all their “top players” ahead of a fresh assault on the league.
“I’m not interested in what Napoli can offer. Icardi doesn’t have a release clause in his contract and Inter doesn’t want to sell him. It’s as simple as that.”
The Argentinian striker, who scored 16 goals in 33 league games last season, is a reported target for Arsenal as well as the Serie A runners-up, with Gonzalo Higuain linked with a move to Juventus.
Icardi’s wife Wanda Nara, who is also his agent, has reportedly been involved in negotiations for the 23-year-old club captain.