Mauro Icardi’s wife and agent, Wanda Nara, is “100 per cent” sure that a contract extension will be signed at Inter Milan, despite their struggles to find common ground in negotiations
The Argentine striker has been locked in talks with Inter for the past few months over a new deal with his existing one to expire in two years time.
Earlier this month, however, Nara revealed that Icardi isn’t even close to signing a new contract and added that he was close to leaving Inter for Juventus last summer.
And interest in the 25-year-old remains strong with Real Madrid having also been linked with a move over the past year.
But, speaking in an interview on Canale 5’s Tiki Taka programme, Nara appeared to suggest that they’ve finally come to an agreement over Icardi.
“I do not know what they [Inter] will say to me but my availability [for talks] is complete,” said Nara.
“For me, the renewal will be done, 100 per cent, but I do not have a crystal ball and do not know what the future holds.”
Reports in Italy suggest that Icardi is holding out for €9m a season, which is believed to be the main cause behind the delay in signing an extension at the San Siro.
Although Nara, who’s built herself a reputation as a difficult operator, insists they haven’t made any excessive demands to Inter.
“Mauro has never asked for anything and neither do I,” said Nara.
“When they call me we sit at the table and stop. The problem is that the b**** is me – I did not ask for anything.
“We can call [Inter sporting director Piero] Ausilio to ask him. Icardi is a transparent person like me, this is why I represent him.”
Nara added: “Inter did not call me, my phone is always on and I answer everyone.
“Mauro is fully available to continue his relationship with the club. I do not know when we will meet, but we will certainly do it.”
Icardi has managed 14 goals and three assists in 24 appearances across all competitions for Inter this season.