Liverpool and Tottenham target Icardi pledges future to Inter

Reported Liverpool and Tottenham target Mauro Icardi has assured Inter fans that he is staying where he is and wants a closer relationship with them.

Argentina marksman Mauro Icardi has been frequently linked with Tottenham and Liverpool over the last few days, but he seems to be happy at Inter.

There have been suggestions in the English and Italian press that Liverpool could put down a £16 million offer for Icardi and Tottenham are also said to be lining him up.

Icardi arrived at Inter from Sampdoria last summer and scored nine goals last season, but he didn't quite live up to expectations.

It has been suggested that coach Walter Mazzarri doesn't enjoy working with him and may try and trade Icardi in while his value is still high.

However, the player's representatives have denied any discussions with other clubs and the 21-year-old striker seems to be settled in Italy.

"A really important season for Inter and for me is starting," Icardi told fans via his social media profiles.

"Because of this I have decided to stay more closely in touch with my fans.

"Their help will be crucial and I am offering a signed match shirt to whoever makes the best fan video."

Icardi grew up in Barcelona's youth system and is still seen as a huge star for the future if a club can harness his natural abilities.

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