Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi was linked with a transfer deadline day moved to Liverpool. Various reports claimed that the Reds had placed a £22 million bid for the Argentine, but their offer was turned down.
Now, it has emerged that Liverpool were not the only club who were interested in the 22-year old. The striker has claimed that Liverpool’s Premier League rivals Manchester United were also interested in his services.
However, the player has made it clear that he feels good at Inter Milan and wants to stay at the club. His comments are in sharp contrast to the previous claims that he has fallen out with club manager Roberto Mancini and is looking for a way out from the club.
“I heard something, but I want to stay at Inter,” he told Corriere dello Sport when asked about the Red Devils’ interest, as reported by The
“My answer will always be the same: I want to stay here. If Manchester try again, it will not be the first club or the last that I refuse. I feel good in Milan, and I will not leave.
“The club has a major project and is making big investments to get back to winning, and I want to help out.”
Icardi was the Serie A top scorer last season with 22 goals, sharing the honour with Hellas Verona and Italy legend Luca Toni. He has managed ten goals in 21 league appearances this season.
He progressed through the youth ranks of Barcelona before joining Sampdoria in 2011. The 22-year-old moved to Inter in a £9 million deal during the summer of 2013.