Mauro Icardi suits striped shirts better than “those that are solid colours,” according to Inter Milan.
Icardi has long been linked with a move away from Inter, having endured something of a tumultuous relationship with the club’s fans.
But the striker has done his best to win them over this season, scoring 18 goals in 22 Serie A games.
Such form has only intensified speculation linking him with United and Real, but Inter manager Luciano Spalletti has joked that he suits their kit more.
“The striped shirt is better on him than those that are solid colours,” Spalletti said.
“He is the type of character who can make a difference.
“He’s not someone who would like to make a move without making his mark on this team.”