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Icardi: I wouldn’t answer Real Madrid

Inter attacker Mauro Icardi says he wouldn’t answer the phone if Real Madrid called, as his job is to play, not dealing with transfers

The Argentine has been in dazzling form this season, scoring 15 goals for the current Serie A leaders, and that resulted in earning the attention of Spanish giants Real Madrid.

Icardi, though, has shrugged off the exit talk and refused to be drawn into a debate regarding his future, GOAL reports.

The 24-year-old was asked what his reaction would be if he got a call from Santiago Bernabeu.

“I wouldn’t answer, I do what I have to do on the field and then there are other people who take care of these matters,” Icardi told Sky Sport Italia.

The Argentine forward was also asked whether his €100 million release clause could be trigged in the next transfer window in January.

“I do not talk about these things, you know what I think, we are in November and they are talking about the market,” he added.

Zidane gave an interview after Madrid’s 3-2 win against Malaga, where he didn’t rule out the possibility of new players arriving at Madrid.

“In the winter market there will be no exits. But anything can happen in terms of arrivals, we will see,” the Frenchman said.

At the same time, Inter head coach Luciano Spalletti is convinced that Icardi will stay with the Milan club.

“I work with him every day and I get the impression he loves being with this team, and with his team mates,” he told Rai Sport.

“He lives really well in Milan, the fans love him, so I’m in no doubt that he’ll stay here. He wants to sign a new contract with Inter and stay with us.

“If anyone asks him how long he would like to stay here, he’ll tell them until the end of his playing career,” the coach said.