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Inter Milan sporting director Piero Ausilio has told Manchester United and Chelsea that a £30 million bid will not be enough for the Italians to let Argentinian striker Mauro Icardi leave the San Siro.

The 22-year-old former Sampdoria player has been in superb form this season scoring 14 goals in 24 Serie A appetences for Inter this season attracting the attention of several clubs including the Premiership heavyweights who have been linked with a £30 million summer bid.

Ausillo insists however that Inter see Icardi as a vital part of the clubs future, and that they have no interest in selling him now.

“What if someone bids €40m (£30m) for him in the summer? Well we’ve got no intention of doing business, we’re thinking of the present and future of this football club with Icardi,” Ausilio told Sky Sport.

“Our intentions are clear. We’re building a team to last for a long time with very talented, young players.

“As well as Mateo Kovacic and Icardi, we’ve added more quality players such as Marcelo Brozovic and Xherdan Shaqiri and we want to continue in this vein.”

Icardi’s current contract is set to run with Inter until 2018.