Mauro Icardi’s entourage keep insisting the striker wants to stay at Inter this month, according to Sky Sport.
The Nerazzurri have made it clear he does not have a future at the club and will not play under Antonio Conte if he refuses to leave.
Icardi has rejected a move to Monaco and appears likely to deliver the same response to Napoli, despite the Partenopei’s best attempts to win him round.
Reporters working for the TV station admitted they were at a loss to understand what Maurito hoped to achieve by remaining in Milan.
Conte has excluded Icardi from every preseason friendly this summer and will not let him take part in tactical drills at Appiano Gentile.
Icardi’s entourage reportedly sent Inter a letter last week demanding he were reintegrated fully into the first team, having sought advice from a legal expert.
Juventus are thought to be the only club Icardi will consider as an alternative option to Inter, but the Bianconeri have sales they must complete first.
Time is running out for the Italian champions to make their move for the 26-year-old, increasing the chances that Icardi really will stay put against all logic.