Monday June 10 2013
Icardi turned down Napoli switch

Mauro Icardi opted to snub interest from Napoli in order to join Inter, Sampdoria have revealed.

The 20-year-old striker has already passed his Nerazzurri medical and he is just an announcement away from officially being a new Beneamata signing.

“Icardi was liked by Napoli and Inter,” Samp sporting director Carlo Osti told Radio CRC. “However, he preferred to go to Milan instead.

“To be honest, Napoli were the first side that made a move for him by asking us about his transfer status. But Icardi wanted Inter…”

The Argentine will join the San Siro giants despite the fact that they will not be playing European football next season.

Napoli, meanwhile, booked their place in the groups stages of the Champions League by finishing second in Serie A during the past campaign.

Icardi scored 10 goals in 31 games for Doria.

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