Friday August 9 2019
Inter pushing Icardi out

Inter have given his Number 9 jersey to Romelu Lukaku, as Mauro Icardi is linked with Napoli, Juventus and now also Roma.

New record-breaking signing Lukaku will wear the Number 9 shirt at Inter this season after completing his €65m plus €10m bonuses move from Manchester United.

Handing the iconic kit to a new arrival is the latest step, after stripping him of the captaincy, in the open warfare between Inter and Icardi.

Despite being told in no uncertain terms, both in public and private, that he is not part of their plans for this term, Icardi is still rejecting offers to leave San Siro.

Napoli remain the absolute favourites, although their approaches have so far been rebuffed by the Argentine.

Icardi has his heart set on Juventus, but a transfer is only likely in the final days of the summer, possibly in exchange for Paulo Dybala.

The Corriere dello Sport notes that Roma have dived in with another offer for Maurito, especially as Inter are prepared to pay the €20m asking price for Edin Dzeko.

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