Tuesday July 30 2019
Boca: 'We asked Inter about Icardi'

Boca Juniors President Daniel Angelici confirmed they have “asked Inter about the Mauro Icardi situation.”

The striker has been frozen out by Coach Antonio Conte, director Beppe Marotta and even President Steven Zhang, who all made it absolutely clear he has no place in their squad.

“I know that (Boca director of sport Nicolas) Burdisso spoke to (Inter vice-president Javier) Zanetti and asked about the Icardi situation,” Angelici told Radio Cooperativa.

“It’s worth asking, it doesn’t cost us anything to ask.”

Icardi has been linked with Napoli, Roma, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain, but seems to have his heart set on Juventus.

If the Bianconeri go through with their pursuit of Romelu Lukaku, with Paulo Dybala going the other way, then it’s practically certain they won’t also try to purchase Icardi.

With options increasingly limited in Serie A and few offers abroad, it could even be possible that Icardi could return to Argentina for a loan spell.

The 26-year-old has never played in Argentina at club level, as he joined the Barcelona youth academy in 2008, then moved to Italy for Sampdoria in 2011.

He was sold to Inter for €13m in 2013 and went on to score 124 goals in 219 competitive games for the club.

It would perhaps be a way of convincing the local fans and Coaches that he deserves to be in the Argentina squad, having just eight caps to his name and one goal.

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