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Lots of rumors flying around about Inter striker Mauro Icardi today after he left the Nerazzurri training camp on Saturday by mutual consent, and has reportedly threatened to see out the remaining two years of his contract with Inter.

While Atletico Madrid, Napoli and Roma have been linked with the striker, it is clear that Icardi only wants to join Juventus, with Juve director of sport Fabio Paratici flying out last week for talks with wife and agent Wanda Nara in Ibiza.

Inter are asking €60m for Icardi, but Juventus are not prepared to go that high, especially with Inter desperate to unload the striker, and the striker only wanting to join them,

Mauro Icardi Inter Milan

Mauro Icardi is reportedly threatened to see out the remaining two years of his contract with Inter.

It was confirmed on Saturday that Inter would not be taking Mauro Icardi to the International Champions Cup and had sent him home from their training camp in Lugano.

Although the club stress it was a joint decision, La Repubblica claims the striker did not respond well to being shut out of their preseason plans. Icardi was included in all the fitness drills, but when Conte moved to tactical training, Icardi was not involved.

Nicolò Barella Inter Milan

Nicolò Barella is officially an Inter player after completing his transfer from Cagliari for a reported €45m, formally a loan with obligation to buy. The transfer is a €10m loan plus a €30m obligation to buy and €5m in easy to reach bonuses.

The Italy international midfielder had his medical on Friday and signed the five-year contract, believed to be worth €2.5m per season. He fits perfectly into Suning’s plan of buying the best young Italian players.

Despite being only 22, Barella already has 100 Serie A appearances under his belt and seven senior Italy caps, scoring two goals for his country.

Conte and Icardi

Mauro Icardi has officially left the Inter training camp by mutual consent and will continue fitness work by himself in Milan, announced the club.

“Mauro Icardi will return to Milan today from the Lugano pre-season training camp,” read a statement.

“The club and the Argentine striker made this decision by mutual consent. Icardi will continue his fitness conditioning work over the next few days and will not take part in the Summer Tour in Asia.”

Icardi has been excluded from any of the tactical training sessions under Antonio Conte and realizing he had no hope of changing the club’s mind, Icardi got on a train and left the Inter camp for a return to Milan.

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Inter will reportedly turn to Eintracht Frankfurt forward Ante Rebic if they cannot sign Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku. But I am not sure if that deal will be any easier to compete that the Lukaku one.

Lukaku is Inter and Antonio Conte’s first choice to, but a deal is proving hard to come by as United are demanding no less than €85m for the Belgian. And the Premier League side are not interested in any sort of loan deal.

As a result, Gianluca Di Marzio claims the Nerazzurri have begun checking out alternatives, and one of those on the short-list is Rebic.

Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella has arrived for his medical ahead of a €45m transfer to Inter.

Barella passed the first part of his medical at Humanitas clinic in Rozzano on Friday morning and checked into the Italian Olympic Committee offices in Milan for the second round of tests.

He will then be able to sign his contract with Inter before being confirmed as their fourth summer signing after Diego Godin, Valentino Lazaro and Stefano Sensi.

Sky Sport Italia claims the Nerazzurri are signing the 22-year-old on loan with an obligation to buy for €45m plus bonuses, whereas Gazzetta dello Sport believe it is a €10m loan with a €35m compulsory purchase option.

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Lautaro Martinez’s agent has claimed that Barcelona are ‘strongly’ interested in signing the Inter striker.

We wrote last week that Lautaro made an impression with Lionel Messi this summer during the Copa America, and that Barcelona have decided that he is the ideal long-term replacement for the aging Luis Suárez.

Inter have denied that the Spanish champions have made a reported €112m bid for the Inter striker, but Alberto Yaque is adamant the Catalans are actively ‘looking’ at the 22-year-old.

“Talk of Barcelona’s interest is true,” Yaque told Ole.

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While Mauro Icardi and Radja Nainggolan have dominated the headlines about who could be leaving Inter this month, it seems that two other members of the first team squad are much closer to leaving than the two superstars.

Joao Mario and his agent are reported to be in advanced negotiations with Monaco, for a transfer to the Lique 1 side. Inter have set the price-tag at €25m for the midfielder, which Monaco are attempting to negotiate down.

Antonio Conte has told the Portugal international that he is not part of his plans for next season, and Inter are desperate to get his high salary off the wage bill.

Radja Nainggolan

Radja Nainggolan’s sister admits the midfielder ‘isn’t very happy’ with Inter but that ‘there’s no team ready to take him right now.’

CEO Beppe Marotta confirmed on Saturday that Inter were looking to offload Nainggolan, just a year after they sacrificed €24m, Nicolo Zaniolo and Davide Santon to sign him.

“Radja isn’t very happy with what Giuseppe Marotta said,” Riana told Calciomercato.com.

“There’s a good chance that my brother will leave Milan, even if there’s no team ready to take him right now.

Romelu Lukaku

Antonio Conte is desperate to bring Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku to Inter, but it’s becoming more and more difficult by the day.

Lukaku is at the top of Conte’s wish list, but Juventus have also shown interest, which is only serving to push his price up even more.

Inter are planning to show Mauro Icardi and Radja Nainggolan the door this summer, and will need a replacement for Icardi in particular.

They have both been left out of tactical drills and their pre-season friendly against Lugano this week, according to Corriere dello Sport, having been deemed surplus to requirements.