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Rumour: Atletico to take Icardi on loan

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Atletico Madrid is wanting to take Mauro Icardi on loan from Inter Milan.

Only a few days ago it appeared that Mauro Icardi had mended broken bridges with Antonio Conte and Inter Milan.

He was stying, given the number 7 shirt, back in training with the first team, and Conte saying everything was good.

Even his wife and agent Wanda Nara spoke of another year in Milan and that they were ok with the outcome.

In the last couple of days, the player was apparently excluded from a team meal. Yet more bizarre Antonio Conte now wants the player to be given a new contract.

The Inter sign another forward in Alexis Sanchez, and the Italian giants now want to loan Icardi out.

According to the Daily Mail, Atletico Madrid is now new contenders for Icardi’s signature.

There is no way a story like this could even be scripted with the number of twist and turns.

It is understood, that Mr. and Mrs. Icardi would be tempted to make the move to Madrid.

They have already rejected lucrative offers from Napoli and most recently Monaco too.

Monaco’s deal was rumoured to be worth 10 million Euros a year.

Atletico has recently had Alvaro Morata sidelined with a knee injury. The extent of that has yet to be determined.

If Diego Simeone does bring in another striker, and Morata’s situation is only a minor one. Then this may create a problem in keeping his attackers happy.

Despair not, the overtures of this story have now got Carlo Ancelotti and Napoli considering a move for Diego Costa should Madrid’s move for Icardi go through.

The next three days could be very busy, could see a merry go round of transfer knock-on effects.

MILAN, ITALY – MAY 13: Mauro Emanuel Icardi of FC Internazionale looks on during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale and Chievo at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on May 13, 2019 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)