Ausilio: 'Icardi received Inter offer'

Inter director Piero Ausilio hit back at Wanda Nara’s claims, insisting Mauro Icardi “received a contract proposal two months ago and at this moment has not accepted.”

Controversy exploded after Icardi’s wife and agent claimed they were “very far away” from signing a new contract with Inter.

“Inter’s offer doesn’t exist. I have to sit down and talk to them and I haven’t done that yet. Inter wanted to send Icardi to Juventus, but it was Mauro who said ‘no’ as he wanted to stay at Inter.”

This evening, Ausilio spoke to reporters at an awards ceremony and was asked about the comments.

“We are consistent with what we’ve said over the last few months. We are happy with Icardi as a player, with what he is giving on the pitch for Inter. He always takes responsibility and is afraid of nothing.

“The rest doesn’t matter: there is an official headquarters, I am at everyone’s disposal. Icardi’s agent knows where to find me, either in the office or by telephone. The rest, social media, the media, the Christmas box office movie, is of no interest to me.

“I have been very honest, I said how things stand. Icardi received a new contract two years ago and signed it. The most recent proposal was two months ago, he received it and at this moment has not accepted.

“That does not mean we cannot go forward. As far as we are concerned, we want to continue the negotiations and continue working together.

“Inter and I will only do our talking in the office, in our headquarters, not on social media or on television. Beppe Marotta and I are at their complete disposal.

“As for the claims we wanted to sell them to Juventus, I respond with a laugh and a no comment. It’s better not to give names to suggestions like that at Christmas time…

“I can happily say Icardi will never go to Juve. You were dragged into this issue by some fairy-tale comments, but it’s not an issue.”

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