Mauro Icardi’s autobiography is something of a modern day Othello.
Icardi was good friends with Lopez, then a fellow Sampdoria player, who was married to Wanda at the time. But then things got complicated.
He said: “The day before I left for a friendly tour in the US, I got a message from Wanda, I was surprised because I usually spoke with Maxi, not with her.
“She asked me if I could buy a new iPad in the US, it wasn’t available yet in Italy at that time. That episode, however, made me think.
“Did Wanda really want that tablet, or was she seeking an excuse to get in touch with me?
“When I came back in Milan, one of the first things I did was to get reacquainted with Wanda. As I had to hand her the new iPad, that would have been the perfect excuse.
“We texted many times, and it was at that time that we started talking about us a bit more freely.”
As with all good romantic novels heartbreak and broken friendships followed as Wanda left Lopez to shack up with Icardi.
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Now when Lopez and Icardi face off in the ‘Wanda Derby’ between Torino and Inter the pair decline to shake hands.
There were even rumours that Lionel Messi blocked any move to call Icardi up to the Argentine national squad due to his friendship with Lopez.
At least it all makes for juicy reading.
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