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Inter in no rush on Icardi renewal

Mauro Icardi's contract is not a pressing concern for Inter, according to sporting director Piero Ausilio.

Inter in no rush on Icardi renewal

Inter have not set club captain Mauro Icardi a deadline to agree a contract extension at San Siro.

Icardi has been consistently linked with European champions Real Madrid, but his agent and wife Wanda Nara spoke recently of her confidence in a new deal with Inter being signed.

There appears to be no rush from Inter's perspective, but sporting director Piero Ausilio still shares Nara's optimism.

"There's no deadline - everything with Mauro is so spontaneous that it could happen tomorrow the same way it could happen at the end of the season," Ausilio told Premium Sport. "It will be a very standard process.

"He might be getting a bigger [house]. He's happy here and his family have a good life in Milan. Inter have always shown him gratitude - it wouldn't be a surprise if we started discussing a renewal, it would already be the fourth time."

Ausilio would not be drawn on reports that Lazio defender Stefan de Vrij is set to join the club.

"I cannot confirm anything," he said. "Inter's transfer window opens on May 20. First we will talk with our players and evaluate the players we have here."

A late miss from Icardi meant Inter were held to a 0-0 draw by rivals AC Milan in the Derby della Madonnina on Wednesday.