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Gianni Infantino wants Inter Milan and Mauro Icardi to resolve their concerns

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has said that he would prefer Inter Milan ending their ongoing dispute with Mauro Icardi. The Argentine was stripped from the captaincy earlier last month and he has since refused to feature for the San Siro giants with a knee injury being termed as the reason behind the absence.

Speaking to Gazzettadello Sport, Infantino, who is a known Inter supporter, said that the Nerazzurri need to find a quick solution to the problem with their leading marksman. Meanwhile, there have been reports that Icardi’s wife and agent Wanda Nara has been the prime reason behind the player’s standoff with the club and when asked about the same, Infantino expressed that agents must be regulated.

“I would always want Icardi in the team and I hope that there can be a deal between Inter and Icardi to make both of them happy,” he told Gazzettadello Sport. “UEFA and FIFA are working together on a very important issue, which also has ethical implications, and a business that every year moves €8bn. The profession of agents must be regulated.

“People talk so much about the USA being the country of deregulation“, but they have very strict laws there and even the threat of prison. That is not the case in Europe. It is time to intervene.”
Earlier this season, Inter had wanted Icardi to commit his future to the club on a new long-term deal but that hope has somewhat faded with the striker’s shrewd “relationship with the board“.

Nonetheless, manager Luciano Spalletti has generally spoken with a sense of optimism with regards to the player’s situation and there have been suggestions that the striker could return to the mix for the rest of the season at the least. Still, his long-term future remains a concern with Juventus and Napoli among those courting an interest.