Udinese sporting director Daniele Prade insists Inter, Milan and Roma target Rodrigo de Paul will not be leaving this month.
De Paul’s performances this season have reportedly courted the trio’s attentions, but Prade made it clear Udinese would hang on to their prized asset.
“With Stefano we have four very good forwards, plus De Paul who won’t leave in January,” he said at Stefano Okaka’s unveiling on Tuesday.
The winger added to Radio La Red: “Consistency gives you confidence and rhythm that you can’t receive from training alone.
“The fact Inter or Milan want me means I’ve worked well. I believe that if I have to leave, it’ll happen further down the line.
“It’s not easy to make space in Serie A. You have to learn many things, reinvent yourself.
“When I was playing for Racing, I came through as a No 10. I was later told that it was a role that no longer existed. Players must be able to learn.”