Icardi: I'm absolutely staying at Inter!

The Argentinian striker has been linked with a transfer to the Premier League ahead of the upcoming summer window but claims he will be staying at San Siro

Inter captain Mauro Icardi reassured fans over his future at the Serie A club, insisting he is “absolutely” staying in Milan.

Icardi has been linked with a move away from San Siro amid interest from Premier League trio Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea, with the Argentina international himself previously hinting at a transfer.

However, the 23-year-old forward – who has scored 16 goals in the Serie A this season – said he is not planning on leaving anytime soon.
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“I have a contract until 2019 and there are a few years to go yet,” he told reporters at a charity event.

“I will absolutely stay here.

“Do I want to become the new Javier Zanetti? Steady on, that’s a lot of years. I am happy to be here and to be wearing his armband.

“If I get to remain as many years as he did, then I’ll be even happier.”

Inter – fourth in the standings – close out the season at Sassuolo on Saturday.