New Inter boss Antonio Conte does not want Argentine forward Mauro Icardi at San Siro, and is set to offload the striker in the summer, with Inter exploring the possibility of a swap deal with Juventus involving forward Paulo Dybala.
According to Goal, ‘The Nerazzurri’s are pushing Serie A champions Juve to consider a deal that would include Dybala, who saw his role reduced at the club following the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo last summer.’
However, Juventus are reluctant to sell the 25-year-old, as the Old Lady’s await the appointment of a new manager following Massimiliano Allegri’s dismissal.
Icardi has a call elsewhere, with reports of interest from England and Spain. The Argentine would however prefer to remain in the Serie A, with Juventus the most likely destination, although Roma are also reportedly interested in bringing Icardi to the Stadio Olimpico.
Icardi and Inter are no where close to mending a broken relationship between both parties. After a dispute between the club and the striker’s spouse Wanda Nara, as well as frequent reports of him falling out with team-mates, saw Icardi stripped of his Captaincy and out of Matchday squad for almost two months.
Mauro may have returned to the lineup towards the end of the season, but that doesn’t mean he’s set to stay at the club despite Wanda Nara revealing the striker wants to remain and help at the San Siro.
Icardi still has a €110 million (£98m/$125m) release clause, and while Juventus are a probable destination. The Nerazzurri may have to accept the fact their best option of offloading the striker would be to sell outright to clubs outside the Serie A.