Sunday August 18 2019
Napoli set Icardi ultimatum

Napoli have reportedly given Mauro Icardi until Wednesday to accept a transfer, but the Inter striker is still waiting for Juventus.

The Partenopei would find it relatively simple to agree terms with Inter at €60m plus bonuses or with Arkadiusz Milik going the other way and around €10m.

The main sticking point, as it has been all summer, is that Icardi is refusing to leave for anyone except Juventus.

Tuttosport claim Napoli are losing patience and have given Maurito until Wednesday to make a decision one way or another.

After that, they’ll move on to other transfer targets and it becomes very likely he’ll be stuck on the outskirts of the Nerazzurri squad.

Juventus seem further than ever from making a successful play for Icardi, partly because they are struggling to free up space and funds with Gonzalo Higuain unable to find a new club and Mario Mandzukic talks with Bayern Munich falling apart.

Even more importantly, the only card Juve had – an exchange between Icardi and Paulo Dybala – is practically off the table with news Inter are on the verge of signing Alexis Sanchez from Manchester United.

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