Inter captain Mauro Icardi reassured fans over his future at the Serie A club, insisting he is “absolutely” staying in Milan.
Icardi has been linked with a move away from San Siro amid interest from Premier League trio Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea, with the Argentina international himself previously hinting at a transfer.
However, the 23-year-old forward – who has scored 16 goals in the Serie A this season – said he is not planning on leaving anytime soon.
“I have a contract until 2019 and there are a few years to go yet,” he told reporters at a charity event.
“I will absolutely stay here.
“Do I want to become the new Javier Zanetti? Steady on, that’s a lot of years. I am happy to be here and to be wearing his armband.
“If I get to remain as many years as he did, then I’ll be even happier.”
Inter – fourth in the standings – close out the season at Sassuolo on Saturday.
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