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Ex-Inter boss expects Mauro Icardi & Ivan Perisic to leave

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Former Inter Milan manager Gigi Simoni believes Mauro Icardi and Ivan Perisic will leave the club during this summer’s transfer window.

The duo’s respective futures at Inter have been in heavy doubt since January, with both Icardi and Perisic being linked with moves away from the San Siro.

Icardi, in particular, has been a big topic of debate in Italy after Inter made the shock decision to remove him as captain amid months of unsuccessful talks over a new contract.

Afterwards, Icardi went over seven weeks without playing a single minute for Inter before making a scoring return in Wednesday’s 4-0 thrashing of Genoa.

Meanwhile, Perisic handed in a transfer request in order to force through an apparent move in January to Arsenal.

Despite the transfer failing to materialise, however, Perisic has continued to be a regular member of Luciano Spalletti’s line-up.

But Simoni isn’t so certain that either Perisic or Icardi will be at Inter for much longer.

“We need harmony in the squad to achieve results,” Simoni told FCInterNews.

“You don’t win or go far if there are problems in the dressing room. Today’s players are more individualistic.

“They think of themselves first and the good of the team second. I think it’ll be really difficult for them to patch things up.

“An effort by the club was needed to protect the Coach, who has been left all alone.

“It’s not possible that there are problems in the dressing room without the club immediately putting a stop to them.

“I imagine that at the end of the season, both Icardi and Perisic will leave.”

Simoni coached Inter during the 1997/98 season, where he won the UEFA Cup with Brazilian icon Ronaldo Nazario leading the attack.

The Nerazzurri will return to action on Sunday, where they will host Atalanta in a Serie A match at the San Siro.