Icardi sends transfer message to Chelsea and ‘Griezmann will not replace Coutinho’

Mauro Icardi has told the likes of Chelsea that he now wants to stay with Italian giants Inter Milan.

Despite the fact we are facing a transfer ban for the coming transfer windows, there has been a lot of speculation about whom we could try and acquire during the summer window, with the Argentine striker linked with a move.

But after months of speculation and rumours linking him with a move to the Premier League, he has now admitted that he wants to stay with the club and it was never his intention to leave this summer.

He posted on his Instagram (Via Calciomercato) : “Since in recent times the press has said stuff that doesn’t reflect my thoughts and will, I want to inform our fans that I have told the club several times that my intention is to stay at Inter.

“So from today onwards, there will be no misunderstanding of any kind. I repeat: I have already told Inter about my will to remain because the Inter is my family. Time will tell who told the truth. Forza Inter, always,”

Meanwhile, we have been told Antoine Griezmann will not replace Philippe Coutinho at Barcelona, according to the Brazilian midfielder’s agent

With all the speculation surrounding the long-term future of star man Eden Hazard, there is a lot of speculation in the media all suggesting we are keen to acquire an adequate replacement that will bring goals and creativity to the side.

However, there has been some talk in the media which has suggested that he will be heading to Barcelona this summer, with the Spaniards keen to offload Coutinho over the next few months, if you believe all the reports.

Coutinho has not had the best of seasons at the Camp Nou and has been constantly in the headlines for his poor performances, especially in the shock semi-finals loss to Klopp’s Liverpool side.

But Andrea Bertolucci, Coutinho’s representative, insists the 26-year-old will not be leaving the Nou Camp if Griezmann is signed.

“It’s untrue that Griezmann is going to replace Philippe at Barcelona,” Bertolucci told Spanish newspaper AS.

“I don’t know why they are saying that. I don’t know about that and that’s why I don’t want to talk anymore, but it’s false.”

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