Inter boss Luciano Spalletti assures ‘the signs are all positive’ that Mauro Icardi will reject Real Madrid’s interest and sign a new contract.
Marca reported on Saturday that Madrid had gone back in for Icardi after selling Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus, but Gazzetta dello Sport believes the striker is close to an extension with Inter – a sentiment shared by Spalletti.
“They’re exceptional professionals, reference points for our team, who have determined the growth of our team’s character,” the Coach told Rai.
“Qualifying for the Champions League has brought new stimulus. There have been times when our friendship has brought us together, and I have an important group precisely for this reason.
“I’ve talked to Ivan: he’s tired. Now he’s resting and then he’ll come with us. He didn’t give me any signs of wanting to leave, the same with Mauro.
“It’s clear that he’ll have to revise his contract, but the signs are all positive. They must stay here.”