Inter Milan skipper Mauro Icardi has confirmed that Premier League club Manchester United made an offer for him in the January transfer window.
The bid was rejected by the 22-year-old forward, who insists that he has no intentions of leaving the Italian club any time soon.
Chelsea were heavily linked with a move for the Argentine striker when Jose Mourinho was in charge of the club. It has been widely reported that the Portuguese would try to sign him again, should he take charge of the Manchester United job next summer.
When asked to comment on his potential transfer, Icardi told CdS as quoted by The Independent:
“I heard something, but I want to stay at Inter. My answer will always by the same: I want to stay here.”
“If Manchester try again, it will not be the first club or the last that I refuse. I feel good in Milan and I will not leave.
“The club has a major project and is making big investments to get back to winning and I want to help out.”
Icardi made a strong impression last season when he became the top scorer in Serie A, but this season he has cut a disappointing figure under Roberto Mancini.
He is still however a very important player for the side and Inter will want him to stay at the club for a long time. Inter reportedly rejected a £23m bid from United in January, but the Red Devils are likely to come up with a big offer for the Argentine, again.
It seems like Icardi is enjoying his life at Inter and doesn’t fancy a move to the Premier League. Manchester United can forget about signing him, and should focus on other targets instead.