Mauro Icardi has been given the No. 7 shirt for Inter Milan this season, as he looks likely to stay put. Goal reports that the Argentina striker saw his No. 9 jersey given to new signing Romelu Lukaku, as talks over a move away from San Siro continued.
Lukaku recently completed an €80million transfer from Manchester United, having fallen out of favour under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Icardi was told to look for a new club by chief executive Giuseppe Marotta in July and was excluded from the club’s pre-season tour of Asia.
The 26-year-old, who was stripped of the club captaincy last season, was tipped to move to Juventus in a part-exchange deal involving Paulo Dybala, but no such agreement has been reached.
Since joining from Sampdoria in 2013, Icardi has been awarded the Capocannoniere, given to Serie A’s highest scorer, twice.
In total, Icardi has scored 124 goals across 219 appearances for Inter, with 17 goals coming in 37 appearances last season.