Manchester United’s January bid for Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi was rejected by the Italian club, reports in Italy have claimed.
United were reported to have tabled a £23m bid for the striker last month, only to be rejected by the Inter Milan owner, Erick Thohir, according to a report by Corriere dello Sport. The former Italian champions had also rejected a similar bid from German club, Wolfsburg.
Speaking last week, Inter vice-president and former defender insisted the player would not be leaving as he was happy at the San Siro.
“There is no Icardi problem; we have great faith in him. The decision to make him captain was shared by everyone,” he said.
The English giants are expected to return with another bid for the 22-year old Argentinean striker but will face stiff challenge from Paris Saint Germain, who are also understood to be interested in the player.