Inter Coach Luciano Spalletti confirmed the medics gave Mauro Icardi the all-clear, but he replied: “I’ll tell you when I feel ready to play.”

The striker has not featured since he was stripped of the captaincy, as he claimed to feel pain in his knee, despite tests showing no change from pre-season levels.

There is still no sign of the Argentine and, with Lautaro Martinez suspended for the second leg against Eintracht Frankfurt, the situation is becoming awkward.

“The truth is that we asked Mauro if he felt like resuming training,” said Spalletti in his Press conference.

“The doctor said that in his view the necessary period for treatment had terminated. He replied: ‘No, I still feel pain. I’ll tell you when I feel ready to play.’

“I acknowledged what he said and went back home. The director (Beppe Marotta) will tell you the rest.”

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