Rumoured Spurs target admits he is ‘surprised’ by transfer links

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Dom Le Roy

Rumoured Tottenham Hotspur target Diego Godin has poured cold water over suggestions that he is ready to quit Inter Milan this summer.

Godin has failed to establish himself as a regular for the Nerazzurri since joining the club from Atletico Madrid last summer and has been tipped to leave the San Siro after just a season (Bleacher Report).

It was previously reported that the 34-year-old was one of the options who Spurs were considering as a potential replacement for Jan Vertonghen (Mirror).

Tottenham were said to be battling Manchester United and Everton for the experienced defender’s signature this summer (Calcio Mercato via Sportsmole).

The same report suggested that Jose Mourinho was a big fan of the Uruguayan international and remained keen on bringing him to North London.

However, Godin has now denied that he is looking to leave Inter this summer and expressed his desire to see out his contract with Antonio Conte’s side.

When asked about the speculation surrounding his future, the former Atletico Madrid star told Goal.com: “The truth is that I was surprised by this news.

“Since I came to this club I have always felt very comfortable. Both the club and the fans welcomed me very well and from day one I felt at home.

“It never occurred to me to leave Inter. I feel part of the project. The playing squad is spectacular.

“My intention is to fulfil my contract and enjoy this wonderful stage in Italy and Inter, who trusted me.

“I took responsibility and came with the intention of helping to win titles again. Here I am happy and I know that the feeling of the club is the same, which fills me with pride.

“I do not understand why some media insist that I am looking for a way out, when they know that this is a lie. I have never spoken to anyone on this subject, because it is simply not true.

“I’m going to stay here, and try to help the team in whatever they need. And if they continue to be happy with me, my time at Inter will be extended as long as they want.”

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The speculation linking us with a move for Godin never made any sense in the first place. It is hard to imagine why we would not be willing to offer a 33-year-old Vertonghen a two-year contract, only to offer a 34-year-old Godin a similar deal. If anything, the Belgian is likely to have a lower wage demand than the Uruguayan.

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