Inter will ask Wanda Nara to keep quiet in public from now on when they meet to discuss a new deal for Mauro Icardi next week, Gazzetta dello Sport reported today.
Icardi’s current contract expires in 2021 and contains a €110 million release clause Inter are keen to remove, in order to remove the risk they could lose their captain and top-scorer in the summer.
However talks over a renewal are not progressing as they had hoped, with various moments of public tension between Inter and Wanda in recent weeks.
New CEO Beppe Marotta will meet Wanda next week and is expected to ask her to keep a lower public profile, so negotiations can take place entirely behind closed doors.
“Inter have always been clear when it comes to Icardi,” the Milanese publication said on Friday.
“Mauro is an immensely important player for them and they have never considered getting rid of him, but they would like to sort out his new deal without any fanfare, face-to-face with Icardi and his entourage.
“Icardi and Wanda on the other hand have taken the opposite approach: everyone has the right to know how negotiations are going and they will talk about it on TV, on social media and in the papers.
“Inter will meet Wanda next week and encourage her to be much less mouthy on social media when it comes to Icardi’s contract talks, changing her communication strategy and the way she discusses Mauro’s career.”