Mancini unfazed by Icardi rumours

Internazionale manager Roberto Mancini is not concerned about the possibility of losing Mauro Icardi ahead of the new season.

Speaking to the media during a press conference, the Italian admitted to not having followed the rumours surrounding the 23-year-old forward.

"I have not seen the news you mentioned, I have not read anything, I do not know why say anything. I'm just a coach and this is not an issue about me," Mancini told the press.

"He is doing the training and showing endeavour, for me this is important. I do not read newspapers, do not listen to radio, I do not watch TV or private channels …just porn!"

Icardi has been linked with a move to Arsenal or West Ham and his wife, Wanda Nara, further fuelled speculation when she claimed last week there have been "many offers" from clubs including Tottenham, Atletico Madrid, Napoli and Roma.

Despite being unaware of the rumours, Mancini is unperturbed the reported developments and insisted that Icardi is hard at work, with goals being the only thing the 51-year-old cares about.

"All I can say is that he's working really hard in training – other stuff doesn't matter to me. What I care about is that he plays and scores lots of goals, that's all," he said.

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