Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly keen on signing the Inter Milan ace.
Inter manager Luciano Spalletti spoke to Italian media outlet Calcio Mercato about the future of Mauro Icardi, and it could be bad news for Tottenham, who are reportedly interested in signing the Argentine superstar this summer.
Italian media outlet Corriere dello Sport reported last week that Spurs have identified Icardi, 25, as the ideal summer signing.
The Argentina international has a release clause inserted into his current deal with the Nerazurri worth €110 million (£96.4 million), so Tottenham would surely have to sell one of their own superstars, before making any kind of move for the Inter hitman.
Their hopes of signing Icardi appear to have been dealt a blow, however, following Luciano Spalletti’s comments on the striker.
“With Mauro I have spoken several times and he sends very clear signals. It is never doubtful. Inter is fine and wants him to stay. You have to be ready for anything, but for the moment there are no signs or even doubts about what his will is.”
Inter qualified for the Champions League on the last weekend of the Serie A season, with a 3-2 away win at Lazio, so Icardi could very well be tempted into staying at the San Siro for another season at least.
Much will depend on whether Harry Kane remains in north London, however. If the England international does leave Spurs, Mauricio Pochettino will have the kind of money at his disposal required to sign someone like Icardi.
The England international looks set to stay at Tottenham for another season at least, though, and that combined with Spalletti’s comments on Icardi makes a move to north London for the Argentine this summer seem very unlikely.