Friday June 15 2012
Udinese aim to keep Handanovic

Udinese have admitted that Inter are keen on Samir Handanovic, but they don’t intend to sell the goalkeeper.

Reports on Thursday suggested that the Nerazzurri were ready to bid around €15m for the custodian as a possible replacement for Julio Cesar.

“There has been an enquiry from Inter for Handanovic,” Udinese sporting director Fabrizio Larini told TMW.

“However, at the moment, everything is at a standstill. It is normal to talk about players during the transfer session, but we don’t have any plans to sell Samir.”

The 27-year-old is a highly rated net-minder, but Inter also have Italian international Emiliano Viviano on their books.

“A transfer to Inter for Handanovic depends a lot on whether the Nerazzurri take back Viviano or not,” stated agent Federico Pastorello last night.

The former Bologna man, who joined Palermo in January, is co-owned between the San Siro giants and the Rosanero.