Icardi opens up on rumours linking him with Arsenal

Date published: Monday 1st August 2016 1:53

Mauro Icardi says that he himself is “not very informed” about the speculation linking him with Arsenal.

The Inter Milan striker has emerged as a leading candidate for the Gunners’ troubled forward line, with Arsene Wenger having admitted he needs a new striker.

Icardi has long been linked with a move to the Emirates, but Inter’s asking price of around £50m is thought to be a stumbling block.

When asked of the rumours surrounding his future, the 23-year-old insisted he knew little of a potential move.

“There have been a lot of rumours over recent days,” Icardi said. “The truth is that I have been a long way from home for a month, so I’m not very informed about what is happening.

“The criticism? People looking from the outside can think whatever they want, I am staying calm.”

Inter team-mate Stevan Jovetic, meanwhile, is eager to see his fellow forward remain at San Siro.

He told Premium Sport: “I would certainly be sorry to see Icardi leave because he is a great player.

“I have seen him look calm in recent days, so I don’t know anything about what is happening, but I truly hope he stays with us.”

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