Danilo plays down Inter link

Udinese's Brazilian defender moves to distance himself from a switch to San Siro in the summer transfer window by insisting that he is happy with life at Stadio Friuli
Udinese defender Danilo says that he is happy to remain at Stadio Friuli this summer amid speculation that he is being targeted by Inter.

Reports emanating from Italy have suggested that the 29-year-old centre-back has been lined up by Nerazzurri coach Walter Mazzarri as a potential replacement for Andrea Ranocchia, who has been linked with a move to Juventus.

However, the former Palmeiras star is adamant that there is no truth to the rumours, declaring that he is quite content with life with the Zebrette.

Danilo told TuttoUdinese: "No club has made an offer to buy me and my agent hasn't told me of any interest from Inter.

"At this point I will stay at Udinese and it will not be reluctantly - I feel good and had a good season last time. I hope to repeat that and continue to grow."

The Brazilian, whose contract expires in 2016, joined Udinese from Palmeiras in 2011.