Mauro Icardi denied he has any plans to leave Inter in the coming months amid suggestions Chelsea are preparing a bid for the striker.

The Inter forward sits top of Maurizio Sarri’s wishlist this January, but could cost upwards of £90m.

Chelsea are determined to back Sarri in the next transfer window and are prepared to spend big on a centre-forward capable of firing the Blues to the Premier League title.

But despite the speculation, Icardi has insisted his future lies with Inter.

‘I do not know if everything that is published is true,’ he said. ‘I always say that I am very good with my family at Inter, I have no intention of leaving. Offers came in the summer but I have neither the need nor the desire to leave.’

He added: ‘Offers always arrive. At the moment I am very calm and I am focused on what we are doing with the team of which I am a captain. ‘We are going to play in the Champions League and the offers will not move me.’

Inter are not open to selling their captain midway through the season, and Chelsea would need to lodge a massive offer to have any hope of luring Icardi away from Italy.

The Argentine has enjoyed a superb start to his season with six goals in nine appearances. Inter want to tie Icardi down to a new and improved deal, with his current contract set to expire in 2021.