Inter Milan are preparing a new contract for Mauro Icardi in order to ward off interest in their captain from Real Madrid, reports AS.
Madrid have been linked with a big-money January move for Mauro Icardi, who has netted 17 league goals already this season, however Inter do not want to let him go and are preparing to go all out to ensure he stays put at the San Siro.
Inter president Erick Thohir is willing to offer the Argentina international a new deal worth €7m a season on a deal that would include a €130m buyout clause.
Icardi actually rejected Real Madrid as a kid to join Barcelona’s academy, but failed to make the grade and moved onto Sampdoria in 2011.
It was at the then Serie B side that he made his name.
After just one season in Italy’s top flight, he was snapped up by Inter where his career burst into life.
Inter currently stand third in the Serie A table, two points below league leaders Napoli as four heavyweights look close to challenge for the title this season. Defending champions Juventus and last season’s runners up, Roma are among the rest two sides battling for the supremacy in Italy.