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Mauro Icardi's wife and agent Wanda Nara has termed the striker's loan move to Paris Saint-Germain as an "ace up her sleeve".

Icardi secured a season-long loan deal to PSG from Inter Milan on deadline day following much speculation over his future since he had been stripped of the captaincy at San Siro in January. He was then excluded from training with the rest of the squad this season as well.

The striker had been linked with Juventus, Napoli, Monaco and Atletico Madrid among other teams but agreed a one-year contract extension that keeps him tied to Inter until 2022. It is thought that the club have given PSG a reported €70 million option to buy Icardi at the end of the campaign.

Nara says she always had the switch to Paris lined up even though it is not the ideal scenario for her.

"If I waited until the last moment, it's because I had an ace up my sleeve," Nara told Argentine show Morfi Telefe. "Nobody knew, not even the kids. Mauro packed a small suitcase and left the rest to me.

"The kids go to school in Italy, so we'll live between Milan and Paris. Of the three options we had, PSG was the worst for me, because I have to go back to live in Milan with the kids."

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