Icardi prefers Real Madrid move

Author: Daily Mail
Mauro Icardi

Mauro Icardi is set to leave Inter Milan this summer, with the striker eyeing a move to Real Madrid as he aims for Champions League glory. 

Icardi didn't play for Inter for almost two months due to his ongoing dispute over a new contract before returning to action last week.

As reported by AS, Icardi's spell at Inter is coming to an end and the Argentine could make the switch to Real for £52million.

Since joining from Sampdoria in 2013, Icardi has made 212 appearances for Inter, during which time he has scored 123 goals. 

If former Inter captain Icardi was to join Real then it would certainly raise questions regarding Karim Benzema's future at The Bernabeu.  

Icardi's team-mate Radja Nainggolan claimed that Inter have paid the price for the striker's dispute. 

As reported by Corriere dello Sport, Nainggolan said: 'Too much has been said. If Mauro had problems with someone, it should have been up to him to resolve them and not let those issues damage the rest of the team.' 

Inter are currently in third place in Serie A, 27 points adrift of leaders Juventus. 

Luciano Spalletti's side return to action on Sunday night with an away game against Fiorentina.