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Mauro Icardi’s wife has denied that the striker wants to leave Inter Milan for this summer.

Italian publications reported only last week that he had already agreed personal terms with the Italian giants.

But Wanda Nara, Icardi’s agent as well as wife, has issued a rebuttal by claiming the striker has never said he wants to join Juventus.

‘Icardi never said he wanted Juve, that’s not what he thinks,’ she recently told Tiki Taka.

‘No-one’s heard Mauro talk since he had the captaincy taken away from him.’

As we go into the final 90 minutes of the Serie A season, Atalanta, Inter, Milan and Roma are battling for two Champions League places.

Juventus and Napoli have already secured the top two, but third and fourth remain up for grabs.

Atalanta and Inter both have 66 points, but the Orobici are in third thanks to their superior head-to-head record.

Milan trail on 65 points, with Roma outsiders on 63.

Inter Champions League if…

They beat Empoli


They at least match Milan’s result


They lose and Milan draw


Inter Milan manager Luciano Spalletti

Luciano Spalletti confessed Inter’s 4-1 defeat to Napoli was painful and against Empoli “it really is a Final. It’s do or die and we can’t get that wrong.”

The Nerazzurri have dropped down to third place, due to their inferior head-to-head record with Atalanta, and are just one point clear of Milan.

“We started the game well, then made those technical errors in building play from the back, which is where we conceded.

“From that moment on, we didn’t pass it well, we couldn’t find the right channels and they were pressing us. We did worse than in other games.

Mauro Icardi Inter Milan

Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi has denied reports he has agreed to join Juventus this summer, releasing a statement to confirm his future lies at the San Siro.

Reports in Italy on Friday claimed the 26-year-old had already agreed a contract worth £135,000 a week plus bonuses with the Turin-based side.

However, Icardi quickly took to Instagram to dismiss those rumors and commit his long-term future to his current club.

He wrote: ‘Since the press has recently reported news that does not reflect my thoughts and my will, I want to inform our fans that I have repeatedly informed the club of my intention to stay at Inter.

Radja Nainggolan Inter Milan

Radja Nainggolan said Inter felt “some pressure” against Chievo they were content to win ugly. “We’re doing better than last season.”

The Nerazzurri had to win in order to retain third place, as Atalanta, Milan, Roma, Torino and Lazio all won at the weekend, and got a 2-0 result.

“Everyone behind us had won, so that puts some pressure on. Even when relegated, Chievo wanted to prove something against Inter and that’s normal,” the midfielder told Sky Sport Italia.

“They caused us problems, we had to win and it didn’t matter if it was beautiful or ugly, just as long as we got the three points.

Inter Milan manager Luciano Spalletti

Inter head coach Luciano Spalletti has once again hit out at sections of the Italian press over reports that Antonio Conte is set to replace him at the Serie A club.

In his pre-match conference ahead of Monday night’s 2-0 win over Chievo, Spalletti accused someone at Inter of leaking stories to the press about his future.

With the win over Chievo, Champions League qualification for a second successive season now looks likely, but despite that, Spalletti’s future at San Siro still remains uncertain according to press speculation.

Former Juventus, Italy and Chelsea coach Conte has been heavily linked with taking over at Inter, much to Spalletti’s chagrin.

Inter ended a three-match winless run to take a big step towards Champions League qualification with a 2-0 win over Chievo in Serie A.

Already-relegated Chievo had not beaten Inter at San Siro in 15 attempts heading into Monday’s encounter, and they never looked likely to end that streak once Matteo Politano scored in the 39th minute.

Politano’s effort was just reward for a dominant performance from Luciano Spalletti’s side, though their fans were frustrated by wasteful finishing from Ivan Perisic and some fine saves from Adrian Semper.

Gazzetta dello Sport have drawn up all of the permutations for Inter to secure Champions League qualification for the second consecutive season.

Inter are in control of their own destiny, with 68 points needed to secure qualification. That is six points from the remaining three matches against Chievo, Napoli and Empoli.

That is what makes tonights match at home to Chievo so important. A win and the pressure is off ahead of the trip to Naples next weekend.

Inter are in the middle of as desperate race for a top four position, but that has not stopped Beppe Marotta or Suning from potentially destabilizing that Champions League race by looking to fire Luciano Spalletti and replacing him with former Juventus boss Antonio Conte.

I am not the biggest Spalletti fan, but Inter insiders continue to make life difficult for the Inter boss by this consistent leaking to the press.

The latest is that Inter have had an agreement in place with Antonio Conte, that will pay the former Chelsea boss €9m a year plus bonuses.

Wanda Nara insists she is ‘tired’ of saying Mauro Icardi will stay at Inter but reveals the striker and Cristiano Ronaldo ‘can play together’.

Icardi’s future remains the subject of Press speculation, the latest of which links Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku with Inter if Antonio Conte becomes Coach.

However, Wanda told Tiki Taka: “I’m tired of repeating that he wants to stay at Inter.

“I’ll turn my phone off on the first day of the transfer window. There have been offers, but Icardi’s staying at Inter. That’s it.