Icardi omitted from Inter Europa League squad

Fresh from losing the Inter captaincy, Mauro Icardi has been left out of the squad for Thursday's Europa League match against Rapid Vienna.

Inter striker Mauro Icardi   -  Getty Images

Inter has left Mauro Icardi out of its squad for Thursday's Europa League clash with Rapid Vienna after stripping him of the captaincy earlier on Wednesday.

The Serie A club revealed goalkeeper Samir Handanovic as its new skipper but did not give any reasons for Icardi's removal.

The Argentina international trained with the squad on Wednesday but was a notable absentee when Inter named the 19-man party which would travel to Austria for the first leg of its last-32 tie.

Icardi has a contract with the Nerazzurri until 2021 but continues to be linked with a move away, with Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester United all having been credited with an interest.

Support Sportstar

Dear Reader,

Support our journalism — where text and pictures intermingle so seamlessly — and help us scale up your experience as the world changes around us. Your contribution is vital to our brand of uninfluenced, boots-on-the-ground reportage that’s worth your while. Clickbait sensationalism is not for us, but editorial independence is — we owe it to you.

Read the Free eBook

  Dugout videos