Inter confirm €140m duo can leave amid links with Man Utd move

Oli Fisher
Icardi Nainggolan

Inter director Beppe Marotta has confirmed that both Mauro Icardi and Radja Nainggolan are not in the club’s plans for next season.

Manchester United have been repeatedly linked with a move for Icardi, with Romelu Lukaku possibly heading the other way to San Siro this summer.

Meanwhile, on Friday it was reported that Inter were ready to offer Nainggolan as part of a swap deal for Nemanja Matic.

“When building a project, you have to find the right profiles,” Marotta told Sky Sport Italia.

“We had the opportunity to speak to the players themselves, with full respect for their contractual situations, but explained the position of the club, which I think is the most important thing.

“Both players know full well they are not part of our plans. That doesn’t mean we doubt their talent or capabilities, as I consider them to be two excellent players.

“Talent can win you games, but the squad wins you the league, which is the main objective we are setting out for. They are not part of our project, with all due respect.

“It’s one thing to say Icardi is on the market, which we have already confirmed, but quite another to respect contractual obligations. There is an agreement in the contract that the player must be allowed to take part in training and we have no intention of denying him that right.

“After that, the Coach is the one that will choose the line-up.”


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