Danilo plays down Inter link

The Brazilian moved to distance himself with a switch to San Siro in the coming months by stating he is happy with life at Stadio Friuli

Udinese defender Danilo says he is happy to remain at Stadio Friuli this summer amid speculation he is being targeted by Inter.

Reports emanating from Italy have suggested the 29-year-old centre-half 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 centre-back says there is no truth to the rumours and stressed 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 Udiense from Palmeiras in 2011.