Former Inter and Roma striker Antonio Cassano discussed the situation regarding Argentine striker Mauro Icardi and his possible return to Italy in an interview on Instagram Live earlier today. His words were noted by Italian media outlet FcInterNews.

“From what I know for sure, Icardi won’t be able to stay at Inter. He’s out now, he won’t wear the Inter shirt even if he comes back from Paris. In my opinion, Inter will earn €70 million from the sale of Icardi. Clubs can still pay this amount for a player like him after the coronavirus pandemic, he’s worth it but I still don’t know who can buy him. Certainly, he won’t play for Inter again.”

The Nerazzurri sent Icardi out on loan to French side Paris Saint Germain last summer, attaching a €70 million buy option to the player. Whilst he has impressed for the Parisians, his high price tag and the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic may force PSG to look elsewhere, rather than activating the buy option on the player.

Several clubs are interested in Icardi, including Italian rivals Juventus and Napoli. No concrete offers have arrived yet but Inter are confident that they can find a new home for their former talisman in the upcoming summer transfer window.

Icardi has made 31 appearances across all competitions so far this season, for a total of 1958 minutes. In that time, he has scored 20 goals and provided four assists.