Icardi yet to open talks regarding extension to Inter

The Argentine still has three years left to run on his current deal at San Siro, with his agent insisting that there is no rush to discuss fresh terms

Mauro Icardi
Mauro Icardi

Mauro Icardi is yet to open talks with Inter regarding an extension to a contract which includes a €110 million release clause, claims his agent.

The current buyout fee within the Argentine’s deal can be triggered by sides outside of Italy in the first two weeks of July.

Nobody took up that option during the summer of 2018, but the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester United continue to be linked with a proven frontman who has netted 112 goals in 190 appearances for Inter.

Those at San Siro are understandably keen to keep a prized asset out of the clutches of a rival and fresh terms have been mooted for some time.

No deal has been done as yet, though, and Wanda Nara has revealed that her client Icardi, who is also her husband, has not entered into talks as he is already tied to Inter until 2021.

She told Tiki Taka: “He still has three years on his contract with Inter, there’s no renewal theme.

“I’m very happy, I’ve always been very calm. It’s you who have anxiety.”

Icardi has added five goals to his Inter tally this season, including two efforts in his first Champions League campaign.

The 25-year-old is determined to make his mark at the very highest level, with Nara adding: “Icardi’s goals in the Champions League? They’re very important.

“For him, as for Cristiano Ronaldo and other players, it is the most important competition outside of the national team.”

Icardi has offered no indication that he is looking for a way out of Inter, with Nara having recently claimed that he wants to follow in the footsteps of club legend Javier Zanetti.

She told Canale 5 in September: “Staying at one club for a long time is an added value.

“His choice has always been to stay at Inter, and the fans recognise that.

“Having examples like [Javier] Zanetti at Inter and [Francesco] Totti at Roma is an added value, and good for anyone who comes to the club.”