Mauro Icardi has ruled out leaving Inter Milan and is hoping to put pen to paper on a new deal in the near future.
The Argentinian has endured some tough times since joining the San Siro outfit in 2013 but he once again appears to be happy.
Barcelona were heavily linked with his services last summer, although they didn’t make an official approach, and Inter are keen to ensure they keep him on board.
His current deal contains a release clause of 110million euros, which is valid for overseas clubs in the first two weeks of July, something Inter intend to remove from his contract.
Icardi insists he is happy with Inter after realising his dream of playing in the Champions League and hopes to get the negotiations wrapped up soon.
“I’m happy,” Icardi said in an interview with Sky.
“There were contacts [with other clubs] but I decided to stay here for the good of my family. This is my home, I couldn’t leave.
“I dreamed of playing in the Champions League and I’ve realised that.
“I don’t know if it [the renewal] will arrive before Christmas, but we’ll try to find an agreement.”