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Transfer News: Juventus Director Rules Out Mauro Icardi Move This Summer

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The Mauro Icardi saga appeared to be nearing its end after the striker was heavily linked with Juventus this summer. Things look very different now for Mauro, who won’t be making his way to Turin, according to Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici.

After several rumors surrounding Icardi and a potential move to the Allianz Stadium, Paratici has revealed that that club is satisfied with the squad they have at this moment.

"It is difficult to improve our squad, but we believe we have succeeded in this transfer window," Paratici told Sky Sport Italia (via the Daily Mail). 'We've strengthened in the positions that we needed to.

"In attack, Higuain has returned, a great striker. And let's not forget that we have Cristiano Ronaldo.

"We are very happy with the strikers we have. We have an international-level striker, we have players where, if you count the goals they have scored in their careers, the figures are really impressive. I think this is more than enough."

Icardi appears to be having a second chance with Internazionale, as he was handed the No. 7 shirt after returning to first-team training this week. He reportedly wasn’t part of Inter’s new boss plans for this season, but now it looks like that’s part of the past for the player and the team and Antonio Conte, with Icardi switching the No. 9 shirt that belongs to Romelu Lukaku now.

Moreover, Mauro’s wife and agent recently stated that the 26-year-old ‘decided to stay at Inter’ at the start of the summer, per Sempre Inter, so one could say there weren’t many hopes for Juve to strike a deal for the Argentine.