Mauro Icardi set for Inter stay after wife interferes with contract talks

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Inter Milan have been boosted with the news that star-striker Mauro Icardi will remain at the club and sign a new deal despite reported interest from the Premier League.

The Argentinian forward has been heavily linked with a move away from Serie A at the end of the season, but according to reports, he is now set to sign a monstrous deal at the San Siro ending all other interest.


It's been speculated for months that Icardi will leave Inter, with the club's president confirming that they simply cannot afford to keep him due to interest in bigger leagues, but it now looks like there has been a change in the deal which will see the striker remain in Italy.

Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United have all been linked with a move for the 21-year-old, with the trio of English clubs all in the market for a new striker, but they will all be looking elsewhere now after the latest reports.

Contract Talks

The striker is on the verge of signing a contract extension in Italy which would see his annual salary jump to £3 million, quadruple what he currently earns.

According to reports in Spain, several clubs have been put off the striker after the recent contract talks and they are also left confused over the recent involvement of Icardi's wife. Wanda Nara, Icardi's partner, is now part of the contract talks and is now representing her husband during the negotiations.

It is believed that Nara has full power in the contract talks and will decide the striker's weekly-wage, whilst also agreeing to transfer her husband's image rights to Inter for an immediate fee.

It is yet unclear what this actually entails, but it seems to have put off several clubs who were in the running for the striker.

Premier League Interest

Icardi was expected to leave over the Summer transfer window after he admitted that he was flattered with the interest shown from the Premier League, but it's now looking more likely that he'll remain in Italy.

Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea have all been linked with Icardi, but with the latest twist in the contract saga, it's expected that the trio will drop their interest immediately. United are in need of a striker with Radamel Falcao and possibly Robin Van Persie set to leave, whilst Arsenal and Chelsea want to add depth to their attacking options with the club only have two and three strikers respectively.

However, Chelsea could still lose on of their attackers as Didier Drogba's contract expires in June and no talks are underway between the player and the club.

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