Icardi’s manager has his say!
Arsenal have been linked with Mauro Icardi over the last few days, with Arsene Wenger showing his latest striker interest in the Inter Milan man.
Icardi’s agent recently spoke out about Arsenal’s interest in the player and confirmed that Tottenham and Atletico Madrid were also both scouting the 23 year old alongside the Gunners. Icardi himself however is reportedly not particularly interested in a move away.
Club officials recognise however that Icardi may need to be sold and it’s made Arsene Wenger a very interested party. Roberto Mancini however isn’t so keen on the idea of Icardi moving on, with the Inter Milan manager keen to keep hold of one of the most consistent strikers in the Seria A, although he admitted that the decision is out of his hands.
He was asked directly about the Arsenal rumours, and replied: “I have not seen the news you mentioned, I have not read anything. I do not know why say anything. I’m just a coach and this is not an issue about me.
“He is doing the training and showing endeavour, for me this is important. I do not read newspapers, do not listen to radio, I do not watch TV or private channels … just porn!”
Mancini continued: “I can say is that he’s working really hard in training – other stuff doesn’t matter to me. What I care about is that he plays and scores lots of goals, that’s all. For me, all the players that form the core of my team are not for sale at any price, but I can’t talk for other people.”
What Mancini may be referring to is that Icardi’s potential sale may be out of his hands and if Wenger was to make a suitable offer to the Milan outfit, it may be enough to finally obtain a striker that the Gunners are so desperately crying out for.
There seems to be a lot more talk on this rumour rather than the likes of Morata, Lukaku and Higuain, so perhaps fans can be hopeful that there may be further developments regarding the situation of Icardi to Arsenal.