Maxi Lopez refuses to shake Mauro Icardi's hand

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The ongoing feud between Maxi Lopez and Mauro Icardi continued on Sunday night as the former failed to shake the latter's hand before Inter Miland played host to Torino in Serie A, reports the Mirror.

Icardi, who is one of the most exciting young forwards in Europe, married Maxi Lopez's ex-wife Wanda Nara. 

Nara and Lopez have three children together, while Icardi now has one child with the Argentine media personality. 


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Unsurprisingly, then, Icardi's marriage hasn't gone down too well with Lopez, who has held a grudge ever since. 

Argentine ace Lopez previously hit out at the Inter Milan striker, claiming that he wasn't comfortable with him posting photos with his kids. 

Lopez vs Icardi 

“I can understand that being a public figure, he publishes photos.

“But I’m not comfortable with my kids being in those photos. The kids are my strength and they know I will do everything to protect them because they mean everything to me.”

So what's the latest development in this saga? Well, as you can see in the video below, Lopez outrightly refused to shake Icardi's hand, instead grabbing his crotch. 

Following proceedings, Icardi suggested that the Torino player was 'ignorant', insisting that he was being polite by giving his hand. 

Icardi stated: “Unfortunately these things happen, it depends on the ignorance of certain people. I gave my hand, I am polite.”

On the pitch, Icardi found the back of the net after scoring from the penalty spot, but Lopez had the last laugh after his side produced a fine comeback to win the game by two goals to one. The result leaves Inter Milan in fifth position in Serie A, while Torino occupy 11th spot.

Icardi future

The long-term future of Icardi has been the subject of debate recently. At just 23-years-old, Icardi is already the Inter captain and has struck 13 goals in 27 league games this season. 

It's not entirely surprising, then, that a number of high-profile clubs are being linked with his signature. The Premier League duo of Manchester United and Chelsea have been credited with interest, but it's far from certain as to whether Inter would be willing to sell their captain. 

United and Chelsea are clearly in need, of course; both clubs have endured tricky seasons and look set for change ahead of the 2016/17 campaign. The addition of Icardi would most definitely improve things for both clubs. 

What do you make of the saga between Lopez and Icardi? Have your say below! 

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