Mauro Icardi has appeared to rule out the possibility of a switch to Real Madrid, insisting he ‘would not answer’ a phone call from the club.
The Inter striker – who has netted 91 goals for the Milanese giants since his 2013 summer switch from Sampdoria – is attracting attention at the Bernabeu, according to Spanish media.
“If I receive a phone call from Real Madrid, then I won't answer,” Icardi told Sky Sports after netting a brace in his side’s 3-1 win at Cagliari.
“There’s nothing more to say, you know my feelings.”
The 24-year-old’s contract at the San Siro runs until June 2021 and he is said to have a €110m release clause inserted in his contract.
The striker grew up in Gran Canaria and had a spell in Barcelona’s La Masia youth academy, potentially smoothing a future switch to Spain.
Icardi, who has scored 15 goals in Serie A this campaign, ‘will join Madrid’ next summer, according to recent comments from former Italian international Daniele Massaro.