Mauro Icardi’s agent has warned the striker’s suitors the Inter star is worth £176million in today’s transfer market.
Arsenal have also been mooted as suitors, but Icardi is sure to fetch a hefty fee after bagging 15 goals in 14 appearances this season.
Wanda Nara, Icardi’s agent and wife, has been speaking about her player’s worth and admitted many clubs were interested.
‘Mauro is an important player and these are top clubs who have been following him for some time,’ she told Corriere dello Sport.
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‘It’s right that such an attacker, one of the most important number nines in the world, has big clubs who care about him and consider him for what he is worth.’
Icardi has a £98m release clause in his current deal, but Nara believes the goalscorer is worth ‘at least €200m (£176m)’.
‘I prefer not to tell you who is calling me,’ Nara continued.
‘It is I who talk about these things while Mauro thinks of Inter and is happy to be here.
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‘[The board] know that he has rejected teams that other players would not refuse because he has in his heart the Nerazzurri colours.
‘I do not deny that there are many teams interested in him – much more than are being said.’
She added: ‘It is true that prices in the last summer market have gone crazy compared to August 2016 [when Icardi signed his current deal] and that Mauro has always improved over the years.’