The striker only signed a new deal with the San Siro giants in October last year, with the release clause valid only for foreign clubs.

However, this summer featured Paris Saint-Germain paying £200m for Neymar, and taking out a loan with an obligation to buy at £160m on Kylian Mbappe.

Ousmane Dembele joined Barcelona for a fee believed to be £100m plus £35m in add-ons, meaning the £100m clause in Icardi's current contract now suddenly is no longer the deterrent Inter had hoped.

Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United are among an array of clubs that have been credited with an interest in Icardi.