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Rafael Benitez admits interest in Icardi.

Posted 18 Jun 2018 by Sara Davidson.

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez has admitted his interest in Inter Milan star Mauro Icardi.

During a press conference this morning, Rafael Benitez told members of the press that he was interested in buying the Argentine forward.

'He is a wonderful player and we would love to have him here at St James' Park', stated the Newcastle manager.

'However, at the moment, no deal has been finalised between ourselves and Inter Milan.'

A deal for the Inter Milan star is expected to be in the region of €31 million, with talks expected to run over the course of the next few weeks.

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