Inter Milan have confirmed they have stripped striker Mauro Icardi of his role as club captain, replacing him with Slovenian goalkeeper Samir Handanovic.
It comes following the lack of progress in negotiations over a new contract for the Argentine forward, with Icardi being represented by his wife Wanda Nara as his agent during contract discussions.
The 25-year-old was made Inter captain before the 2015/16 season, taking on the armband as a 22-year-old from Italian defender Andrea Ranocchia but has now had it taken away from him three-and-a-half years later.
"The new captain of the team is Samir Handanovic," the Serie A giants tweeted, although they have not yet offered an explanation as to why they have decided to take it away from Icardi.
Handanovic, 34, has been at the San Siro since 2012 after signing from league rivals Udinese, making 270 appearances for the club in that time.