Monday July 22 2019
Report: Icardi open to Napoli

Inter striker Mauro Icardi is reportedly now open to joining Napoli as opposed to Juventus.

Juve left their No 9 jersey vacant for preseason, which was picked up by some as a sign that it was reserved for Icardi.

However, Corriere dello Sport writes the Argentine is ‘thinking long and hard’ about an offer from Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis.

The newspaper adds he will speak to Coach Carlo Ancelotti sometime this week and that agent-wife Wanda Nara is also coming around to the idea.

Inter, in turn, would prefer to sell to the southerners rather than their arch-rivals.

Napoli’s No 9 shirt also looks like becoming vacant soon as Simone Verdi is close to leaving for Torino.

The 26-year-old, in the meantime, is back in Milan after a weekend away in Ibiza.