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Milan Skriniar has reportedly agreed a new contract with Inter until June 2023, worth €3m per season plus bonuses.

The deal should silence transfer speculation around the Slovakia international centre-back, even though it only adds one more year to his current agreement.

According to Sky Sport Italia, Mediaset and more, the 23-year-old will earn €3m plus bonuses per season initially, with the figure set to increase every year.

Inter paid €28m to sign Skriniar from Sampdoria in the summer of 2017 and the 24-year-old defender has developed into one of the best central defenders in Europe.

Inter midfielder Marcelo Brozovic is set to miss huge Serie A games against AS Roma and Juventus in the coming weeks due to a thigh injury.

The 26-year-old was forced off after only 23 minutes during the Nerazzurri’s goalless draw with Atlanta at the weekend, with what appeared to be a hamstring injury.

From Inter’s post on their website, Brozovic picked up a thigh injury:

Marcelo Brozovic has undergone an MRI scan at the Humanitas hospital in Rozzano after going off injured during the first half of Inter vs. Atalanta. The results show that he has damaged the semitendinosus muscle in his right thigh, with the Croatian midfielder now set to be reassessed next week.

According to reports in England, Antonio Conte is willing to take over the reins at Inter Milan if they make him the highest paid manager in the Serie A.

Inter president Steven Zhang has reportedly told general manager Beppe Marotta to sign Conte regardless of the cost, and that price tag will be huge.

Conte is said to be not fully convinced about Suning’s Inter project, especially with the gap between Inter and Juventus being 27 points at the moment.

According to Diario AS, Atletico Madrid will look to sign Inter striker Mauro Icardi this summer should either Antoine Griezmann or Diego Costa leave.

It is clear from comments on Sunday by both Inter CEO Beppe Marotta and manager Luciano Spalletti that Inter are counting down the days until the end of the season so they can sell their most valuable asset.

According to the Spanish report, Costa is likely to be sold this summer should a lucrative offer come in for the striker, who has struggled for form and fitness over the past 12 months, from the Chinese Super League.

Sometime as manager you have to be the bigger man. To embrace players publicly, even if you disagreed with their stance, comment or performance. But Inter boss Luciano Spalletti cannot let go of this Icardi situation which had all but died down.

That was before the Nerazzurri boss spoke to Sky Sport after the 0-0 draw against Inter and this is what he had to say:

“Icardi? I don’t want to talk about Mauro since everyone has been talking about him. Today it was Inter Milan playing not Icardi FC. Icardi worked hard today and he will have to keep being more complete if he wants to progress.”

Inter maintained its five point gap over fifth place in the race for the Champions League places on Sunday as they were held to a 0-0 draw at home to Atalanta.

Mauro Icardi made his first appearance at San Siro since early February, as his comeback in the midweek 4-0 victory away to Genoa ended six weeks of exile amid a row over the captaincy and ‘coincidental’ knee injuries. Radja Nainggolan was rested for a move to 4-3-3, with Roberto Gagliardini marking his birthday against his former club.

Inter Milan CEO Beppe Marotta wouldn’t be drawn on Mauro Icardi’s future, but urged fans to “understand the club comes first.”

“It’s still early days, there are 24 points up for grabs and many dangers to face,” the CEO told Sky Sport Italia of the fight for a Champions League spot.

This is Icardi’s first game at San Siro since he was stripped of the captaincy on February 13, had a knee injury and negotiated his return to the squad via a lawyer.

Marotta was asked if this means the negotiations over a contract extension can now resume.

Luciano Spalletti insists Atalanta are “not a fluke” and can genuinely target Champions League qualification, while Inter learned from Mauro Icardi they are “a team and not a single player.”

“It’s a big game for its importance to the table, as Atalanta have been in the top echelons of Italian football for a few years now,” said the Coach in his Press conference.

“Atalanta aren’t a fluke, they have maintained their identity under Gian Piero Gasperini, even with many changes of personnel. They put in great performances and there are high expectations, because they are not a revelation, but a reality that caught the attention of European football fans.

Inter ultras released another statement warning they are “finished” with Mauro Icardi, but also that they won’t give him the satisfaction of insults.

The striker made his comeback in the 4-0 win away to Genoa on Wednesday, scoring a goal and providing an assist, but was jeered by the travelling fans.

Sunday against Atalanta will be the first time Icardi has played at San Siro since he was stripped of the captaincy on February 13, the event that sparked his ‘injury’ and negotiations via a lawyer to get back into the team.

Former Inter boss Gigi Simoni has claimed that Mauro Icardi and Ivan Perisic will leave the club this summer.

Icardi and Perisic appeared to patch up their reported differences during Inter’s 4-0 win at Genoa – which was the striker’s first appearance for two months – but Simoni was not convinced.

“We need harmony in the squad to achieve results,” the 80-year-old, who led the Nerazzurri to the 1997-98 UEFA Cup, told FCInterNews.

“You don’t win or go far if there are problems in the dressing room. Today’s players are more individualistic.