Mauro Icardi is a target for Real Madrid, but reportedly told his friends: “If they don’t kick me out, I’m staying at Inter for the rest of my career.”
The striker is on the verge of becoming only the sixth player in history to score 100 Serie A goals before turning 25.
He is currently on 96 goals and won’t celebrate his 25th birthday until February, so is on track to join Giuseppe Meazza, Silvio Piola, Giampiero Boniperti, Felice Borel and Jose Altafini.
While multiple sources in Spain note that Real Madrid see him as an ideal replacement for Karim Benzema, the Argentine is unconvinced.
“If they don’t kick me out, I’m staying at Inter for the rest of my career,” he told friends, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.
Maurito is in negotiations to extend his current contract from 2020 to 2023.
It would also raise the salary to €7m per year and increase or even remove the €110m release clause.