Inter Milan has signed a note of warning to anyone looking to sign Mauro Icardi. Piero Auselio says he will not be sold for any price.
The Argentine attacker was rumoured to be on the verge of leaving Inter. However, it seems that is not the case, as the Serie A club will not be selling him.
Napoli’s interest comes amid Gonzalo Higuain’s seemingly imminent move to Juventus, but Inter director Ausilio has warned Icardi will not be his replacement at San Paolo.
“Icardi will remain at Inter, our position is very clear,” he told Fcinternews.it. “It’s not a question of money, it doesn’t matter what Napoli can offer us.
“Our plan this summer is to reinforce Inter and to do that we’re keeping hold of Icardi and our best players regardless of the figures offered. Icardi does not have a release clause and we do not want to sell; simple.
“There’s no problem between us and Icardi, he’s working very hard. He has been with us for years and become captain of a team with a glorious past. We have always been attentive to his needs and always renewed his deal at the right time.
“Many people are forgetting that we have already signed three players [Caner Erkin, Ever Banega and Cristian Ansaldi] of international pedigree and will do more still.”
Vice-president Javier Zanetti echoed Ausilio’s sentiments and stressed the importance of Icardi remaining focused on helping Inter.
“Icardi is very young and has great potential. He must keep thinking about playing, nothing more,” he said.
“The intention is for him to stay with us. We renewed last year, adjusting the contract and giving him the captain’s armband.”