Mauro Icardi has been chased by Premier League giants Manchester United with a reported bid of 45 million Euros, but the Argentine forward has abrupted the chase with a blatant decision of opting to stay at Inter Milan, according to Corriere dello Sport.
Icardi is in red hot form since joining the Inter Milan in 2013, although the first season took his time to adapt into the new club. He has scored 46 goals for Inter Milan in 92 appearances across all competitions.
Despite the great form in front of goal, rumours were flying about his not-so-good relationship with the Inter Milan manager Roberto Mancini. Manchester United were trying hard to take advantage of this situation to lure the 22-year-old to Old Trafford. However, the Argentine himself came forward to stop speculations surrounding him.
“I want to stay at Inter at all costs. I am also ready to reject Manchester United. With Mancini there’s no problem, we will do well.” Icardi told Corriere dello Sport.
Reports were also popping up as more Premier League teams are behind the young prospect, Liverpool and Arsenal only being a few.
Apart from the player’s decision to stay, the Club does not want to lose him either, which was evident when they made him the Captain of the team.
Icardi is renowned for his pace, tactical intelligence, physicality and his hawk’s eye for goal. In 2013, Don Balon regarded him as one of the 100 best football player to born after 1992. He was also the Seri A top scorer last season.
Inter Milan will be defiant against any bids for the Argentine, who has helped them to be fourth in the Seri A table, just one point short of third-placed Fiorentina.