For Inter this season, Mauro Icardi has been provided the number seven shirt as it grows more and more probable to remain at the club.
As talks continued over a transfer away from San Siro, the Argentina International saw its number nine shirt given to fresh signing Romelu Lukaku.
With an exit starting to look unlikely, however, a fresh squad number has been provided to the striker for the 2019-20 Serie A season starting this weekend.
In July, the club’s Chief Executive, Giuseppe Marotta informed Icardi to look for a fresh club and was excluded from the Asia pre-season trip of the club.
The 26-year-old, who was stripped of the club captaincy last season, was tipped to move to Juventus in a part-exchange deal involving Paulo Dybala, but no such agreement has been reached.
Most recently, he was linked with Ligue 1 side Monaco, only for wife and agent Wanda Nara to rule out such a transfer.
With a tweet on Friday displaying her photographed with other Nerazzurri players ‘ wives and girlfriends, Nara seemed to hint at Mauro Icardi staying at Inter, captioned ‘ another year together. ‘
Meanwhile, the Antonio Conte’s side will begin their Serie A season at home to Lecce on Monday.