Wednesday July 4 2012
Julio Cesar: I’m not leaving!

Julio Cesar has rubbished rumours of a departure to Milan and insisted that Samir Handanovic arrives at Inter as his competition, not his replacement.

The experienced shot-stopper is the subject of strong speculation, with reports set to intensify as to his departure, in light of Inter’s movement for Udinese goalkeeper Handanovic.

The Slovenian is set to arrive to formalise a €11m-plus-player transfer tomorrow, but Cesar is insistent that it does not signal the end of his Nerazzurro career.

“Handanovic is a good ‘keeper, this would be best for us…we would have three great goalkeepers,” he calmly told Sky Sport 24 on Wednesday evening.

“I have a contract until 2014, and am an employee of Inter’s. I think I will stay and play for my position, Inter have a great squad and a great way of playing.

“The Coach will decide who takes to the field, there will be enough respect between us all.

“If he arrives at Inter it is because he is good.”

The Brazilian was asked if a move to rivals Milan would be an option for him.

“There is absolutely nothing in those rumours, everyone talks about me but there’s nothing. Officially there is nothing.

“Maicon [who looks set to leave] and Lucio [who already has]? I’m losing all my Brazilian friends, I hope that Lucio does well though. Juventus have made a fantastic move.”

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