Mauro Icardi ‘is allowed to miss PSG’s Champions League clash with RB Leipzig’ just hours after being named in the squad amid marital problems with wife and agent Wanda Nara
- Wanda Nara accused husband Mauro Icardi of cheating on her on Saturday
- Icardi appeared to show they had reconciled with his Sunday social media post
- He reportedly threatened to leave PSG, which would financially impact his wife
- He missed two training sessions, was included in the squad but is now out
Mauro Icardi will miss PSG’s Champions League clash with RB Leipzig on Tuesday night just hours after being named in the squad for the game.
The Argentine forward missed two training sessions to deal with personal problems between him and his wife Wanda Nara, who is also his agent.
Mauricio Pochettino initially included the striker in his group for the Leipzig game but L’Equipe now report he will miss the game with the club’s consent. Neymar will also be out as he came back from Brazil duty with an adductor problem.
Mauro Icardi (left) and Wanda Nara have been dealing with marital issues in recent days
Mauricio Pochettino picked the striker in his squad for the Champions League game but he is now expected to miss the game
Sergio Ramos also remains sidelined through injury and will play no part on Tuesday night in the group game.
It came as a surprise to initially see Icardi back in the squad given the high-profile nature of his marital issues.
His wife posted on social media accusing him of having an affair and left for Milan.
She first took to social media on Saturday night to accuse the PSG star of cheating in a furious post where she wrote: ‘Another family you have ruined for a s***’.
And her most recent post on Monday appears to suggest her marriage to the PSG man is over. She captioned a picture of her hand with her wedding ring with: ‘Good day. I prefer my hand without a ring on it.’
The update from Nara comes as Icardi himself took to Instagram on Sunday evening, appearing to show that they had reconciled.
Wanda Nara has posted on Instagram saying her hand looks better without her wedding ring, two days after accusing her husband Mauro Icardi of cheating on her
The update comes after the PSG star appeared to show that they had reconciled on Sunday
The couple have been together since 2013 when they embarked on a soap opera-style affair
Icardi was allowed time off by the club to go after her and according to Argentine show Los Angeles de la Manana, he ‘threatened to leave PSG in a kind of emotional and financial blackmail’, that would have heavily impacted his wife in her role as his agent.
The couple also have two daughters together, alongside the three sons Wanda had with her previous marriage with footballer Maxi Lopez.
Icardi, 28, and Wanda, 34, have been married since 2014 after the footballer began an affair with the Argentine media personality when she was married to his former team-mate at Sampdoria.
Icardi was plucked from Barcelona’s La Masia academy by Sampdoria, where he was a team-mate of Lopez’s and had gotten to know him and wife Wanda due to the fact they were the two Argentines playing for the Italian club.
Icardi and Wanda ended up having an affair, projecting the three of them onto the front pages of Italy’s gossip magazines and trashing any prospect of Lopez and Icardi ever playing in the same team again.
Icardi allegedly threatened to leave PSG as ‘a kind of emotional and financial blackmail’
Inter Milan offered Icardi a route out, signing him in July 2013, just a few months before Wanda’s divorce with Lopez was settled. The following year, Inter faced Sampdoria in what became known as ‘The Wanda Derby’. Lopez refused to shake Icardi’s hand.
By that point, Icardi and Wanda had become engaged, had each other’s names tattooed onto their wrists and caused a stir on Twitter by talking to each other with the hashtag #Quindicina, supposedly a reference to the fact they once made love 15 times in 28 hours.
Icardi also lived with Wanda and her three sons with Lopez – Valentino, 12, Constantino, 10, and Benedicto, 9. The couple’s two daughters, Francesca and Isabella, are aged six and four respectively.
Meanwhile PSG currently top their Champions League group, ahead of Club Brugge on goal difference, both with four points, and a single point ahead of Manchester City, who they beat last time out.