MAURO ICARDI has resumed Inter Milan training but is still on course to leave the club this summer.
The Argentina international has missed the last nine games since being stripped of the captaincy.
However, following talks with chief-executive Beppe Marotta and lawyer Paolo Nicoletti an arrangement had been reached which will see the 26-year-old re-integrated into the first team.
Manager Luciano Spalletti is set to have the forward available when the domestic season resumes against Lazio after the international break.
In spite of Icardi’s return to the first team after 36 days out in the cold, the move is not expected to lead to him remaining in Milan beyond the end of the season.
Though a knee problem is claimed to be the reason behind his recent omission, the episode has come amid talks regarding a new contract – which expires in 2021.
Agent and wife Wanda Nara has led the negotiations however she has angered a number of senior figures with a series of public statements regarding her husband’s value.
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A summer departure now seems inevitable, with Juventus and Real Madrid among the front-runners.
Chelsea are also keen but must overturn a rejected appeal against their upcoming transfer ban to make the deal a reality.
Without Icardi, Inter have risen to third in Serie A, which represents their only available route into next season’s Champions League after they were knocked out of the Europa League by Eintracht Frankfurt.