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Thursday August 1 2019
Report: Cavani rejects Inter, Icardi...

Gazzetta dello Sport is claiming Edinson Cavani has rejected Inter, Mauro Icardi will only leave for Juventus and Edin Dzeko’s move has stalled.

Cavani had emerged as Inter’s preferred alternative to Romelu Lukaku for the role of No 9.

However, La Gazzetta warns the Uruguayan informed the Nerazzurri that he would rather stay at Paris Saint-Germain, at least until his contract expires next summer.

The 32-year-old then has the ability to freely decide his future, whether that is with PSG, the Beneamata or another club.

Elsewhere, Icardi would have made it clear that he will remain an Inter player if he cannot secure a move to Juventus.

Roma and Napoli had both reportedly shown interest in the Argentine, but the newspaper explains neither side appeal to him.

That is made more complicated by Juve pushing hard to sign Lukaku, leaving the 26-year-old’s future shrouded in mystery.

Finally, the pinksheet states there has been no progress in Dzeko’s proposed transfer from Roma.

The veteran scored during the Giallorossi’s 3-1 win against Perugia last night, and Coach Paulo Fonseca asserted ‘I saw no signs suggesting he’s distant from us’ after the friendly.

New boss Antonio Conte was without a recognised hitman for their recent preseason tour of the Far East, with Lautaro Martinez on an extended break.

Instead, he was forced to play the likes of journeyman Samuele Longo and winger Ivan Perisic up top.

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