Mauro Icardi reportedly has a month to earn a starting position in Inter’s plans, or else see Erick Thohir bring in another forward.
Walter Mazzarri is seen through early preseason work as increasingly likely to run with two forwards in attack from the start of the upcoming campaign, with Rodrigo Palacio believed certain to take one starting role.
Whilst taken off the transfer market despite interest from Monaco and Atletico Madrid, Icardi is seen by Tuttosport as still having to earn his place in the team’s first XI alongside Palacio.
The Turin-based publication assert that the 21-year-old has a month of preseason to convince Nerazzurro officials of his capacity to lead the attack.
If he does not convince, then President Thohir is seen as ready to move in the transfer market to bring in a big name to boost the department.