Inler to stay at Udinese
Gokhan Inler's agent claims he will shun interest from 'three or four' English clubs to remain at Udinese.
Last Updated: 15/01/09 11:42am
Gokhan Inler's agent claims the midfielder will shun interest from 'three or four' English clubs to remain at Udinese.
Inler is under contract with Udinese until 2011 but he has been linked with a move during the transfer window.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger ruled out a swoop for the Switzerland international earlier this month but it would appear a number of other Premier League sides are still chasing his signature.
However, those clubs are outside the top four and agent Dino Lamberti insists his client would rather stay at Udinese.
"There are three or four clubs in England that are interested in him," Lamberti said on www.calciomercato.com.
Champions League aim
"But those teams do not interest the player because they aren't top teams.
"If the player leaves Udinese, he needs to go in a team where he can improve and play in the Champions League but he will not leave just to play in one tournament."
Chelsea were also credited with an interest earlier in the season but Lamberti does not expect Inler to leave Udinese this winter.
"The clubs that are interested in the player must first reach an agreement with the Udinese president before talking to us," he said.
"I know Chelsea contacted the president but I don't know anything else.
"I believe Inler will remain at Udinese at least until June.
"He is concentrated 100 per cent on football and on Udinese."