Samir Handanovic agent rules out Inter Milan exit

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Arsenal have been dealt a blow in their alleged pursuit of Samir Handanovic after the Inter Milan goalkeeper's agent ruled out the possibility of a summer move away from the San Siro.

TalkSPORT reports how the Slovenia international has been heavily linked with an exit, having attracted admiring glances from the Premier League.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has been credited with an interest in bringing Handanovic to the Emirates Stadium, as he searches for a replacement for Lukasz Fabianski, who is out of contract at the end of the season.

Wojciech Szczesny is currently Arsenal's first-choice stopper, but the arrival of the 29-year-old custodian could've raised doubts about his position in the team.

However, any uncertainty the Polish star might have held as the transfer window approaches have been briefly allayed following comments from Handanovic's representative Claudia Pastorello.

Samir is now very happy with his situation at Inter," he told CalcioMercato. "He has two more years left on his contract, and can't imagine leaving Inter at this moment.

"Normally, what will happen is that with one year left you would sit down with the club and come to some sort of arrangement.

"Right now though, it's too early to say what will happen."

With Emiliano Viviano's season-long loan spell at Arsenal coming to an end, Wenger will surely need to bring in a new goalkeeper to at least provide back-up for Szczesny next season.

Attention will now turn to alternative targets, with Handanovic set to remain at Inter, as the Serie 'A' club look to improve on a disappointing 2013/14 campaign.

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