Mauro Icardi Inter stay looks more likely as he gets new shirt number


Napoli set to land Mauro IcardiFor 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.

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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.

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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.


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