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The agent of Inter Milan star Mauro Icardi has confirmed that Barcelona are interested in signing the striker.

Nara Icardi, Mauro’s wife and representative, gave a revealing interview with Spanish newspaper AS in which she fuelled the recent transfer speculation.

The Argentina forward’s contract runs until June 2021 but talks over a new deal haven’t progressed with Nara claiming the two parties are “very far away” from an agreement.

“Right now, Icardi’s renewal with Inter is very far away,” Nara Icardi told AS. “We’re far from reaching an agreement. The figures being talked about in Italy aren’t true and we haven’t received a satisfactory proposal from Inter yet.

“I won’t deny that we can reach an agreement, but right now we’re very far apart. It’s not logical to renew Mauro’s contract for the amount he currently earns.

“We believe Mauro is worth more than that. There are some very important clubs interested in signing him.

“For example, there are the two biggest clubs in Spain, with whom we have excellent relationships, plus an English team and a French one.”