Icardi's standoff with Inter appears set to end

FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018 file photo, Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi, right, tries to score over AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma during the Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and AC Milan at the San Siro Stadium, in Milan, Italy. Just five months after beating AC Milan a derby defeat could leave crisis-hit Inter Milan in danger of missing out on the Champions League. Icardi scored a stoppage-time winner in the October derby but he has not played in more than a month, since being stripped off his captaincy amid protracted contract negotiations. Icardi's downfall and Krzysztof Piatek's arrival at Milan from Genoa means the two sides approach the second derby of the season in very different moods to the first. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)

MILAN — Mauro Icardi's standoff with Inter Milan appears set to end amid reports that he will return to training with the club on Thursday.

The Argentine forward has not been on the field in more than a month, since being stripped off his captaincy amid protracted contract negotiations. The 26-year-old Icardi has said he has a knee injury, although the club has said that tests did not reveal any particular problem.

A meeting between Inter chief executive Giuseppe Marotta and Paolo Nicoletti, Icardi's lawyer, on Wednesday apparently resolved the differences.

After the meeting, Icardi made three Instagram posts featuring black-and-white photos of him wearing Inter's shirt and the captain's armband.

With 29 goals, Icardi was the joint top scorer in Serie A last season, sharing the honor with Ciro Immobile of Lazio. He has nine goals in 20 Serie A appearances this season.

Icardi's next chance to play will come against Lazio on March 31 at the San Siro.

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