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Inter Milan and Argentina international Mauro Icardi who has been the subject of strong intense transfer interest from Arsenal has reportedly signed a new five-year deal with the Nerazzurri.
His new deal with the Italian champions will keep him at the club until 2022, according to Gianluca di Marzio.
It was widely thought the 23-year-old would prefer a move to join a Premier League club this summer, with his agent reportedly flying to London to speak with Arsenal representatives earlier this month.
However, all rumours linking the Argentine with move to the Emirates stadium has now been dismissed, as Icardi pledge his future to Inter, who named his as club-captain last summer.
Icardi bagged 16 goals in his 29 appearances for Inter last season, his current new deal with Inter will see him earn 4.5m euros per-season, which is not including performance-related bonuses.
He also has a £95m release clause in the new contract, which will effectively put off Arsenal and co for at least another few seasons.
The player took to social media to celebrate the new contract signing, posting a picture to Twitter in the latest Inter jersey with the caption:
— MauroIcardi (@MauroIcardi) August 21, 2016
“New goals but always with the same love from 3 years for this shirt. And many other … 🔵⚫️⚽️ #ForzaInter”
Icardi also posted the same image to Instagram accompanied with the caption:
“Begins a new year with new goals but always the same feeling for 3 years for this shirt. And for many years more🔵⚫️⚽ Start a new season , with new goals but always with the same love for 3 years for this shirt .. And many others … 🔵⚫️⚽️ #ForzaInter #amala # MI9”
Icardi penning a new deal comes as a huge blow to us, we’re desperately in need of a new striker before the transfer window closes at the end of August.
The Gunners have signed just two senior players this summer, and after achieving just one point from a possible six in their opening two league games, pressure is mounting on Arsene Wenger due to his reluctance to spend extortionate fees.
Now according to Transfermkt, the Icardi now currently worth an upfront of £30m.