Reports: Manchester United star to be swapped for Inter Milan attacker Mauro Icardi

The controversy surrounding Inter Milan and  star striker Mauro Icardi has been going on for months now, and as of latest, it may have been decided that the player no longer has a spot in the Italian side, as per reports.

It is Sky Sports‘ transfer market expert Gianluca Di Marzio, who feels that Icardi will not continue with Inter Milan next summer – quite contrary to what the star’s wife and agent Wanda Nara had been stating on Italian television channels for the past couple of days.

Di Marzio also reports that Icardi’s only chance is to move to Premier League giants Manchester United, who will bring him in as replacement to Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku, who in turn will go to the Nerazzurri as part of a swap deal.

“Because the dynamics after what happened this year between Inter and its former captain leave this possibility open. Now, all the clubs understand that Mauro is easier to reach than in the past as they can spend less than the €110M release clause,” he said, before adding:

“I believe that a transfer can be done but only through an exchange. With Napoli, it is complicated given the wage that Icardi is making. Same thing applies with Cavani but it is the other way around as Inter wouldn’t be able to afford his €12million per year in wages. As of right now, the only concrete option is to do an exchange and I would say with Manchester United for Lukaku.”

Di Marzio also shared his insights on the future of Luciano Spalletti the Inter Milan manager.

“Inter have not decided on who is going to be the coach next season. They must choose between Luciano Spalletti, who has a good chance of staying, or Conte,” he said.

The Italian giants are fighting hard for qualification to the Champions League next season, which needs them to finish in the top-four in the Serie A this season. Their next match-up is against Juventus, who have already made sure of the league title for the ongoing 2018-19 season.