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Parma deny claims that Antonio Mirante is on his way to Inter

Parma have denied reports that they are prepared to sell goalkeeper Antonio Mirante to Inter.

Reports in Italy claimed Inter coach Gian Piero Gasperini was looking at the 28-year-old shot stopper as a possible replacement for Emiliano Viviano.

The Italy international suffered a ruptured cruciate ligament injury in training last week and is set to undergo an operation.

But Parma insist there is no chance of Mirante heading to San Siro as an alternative for the crocked star.

"Mirante is Parma's strong point and these rumours are absurd," club managing director Pietro Leonardi said, according to Gazzetta di Parma.

"I hope this is not an attempt to break the good morale at Parma. We have not spoken to Inter for over a month, and this news is absurd."

Mirante joined Parma in 2009 from Sampdoria and has been the club's first choice goalkeeper since then.