Julio Cesar: 'I'm not leaving Inter'
Julio Cesar has insisted that despite the arrival of Samir Handanovic his Inter career is not over.
The 32-year-old was immediately linked with a move away from the Appiano Gentile after it was confirmed on Wednesday that Udinese had agreed a deal with the Nerazzurri for their Slovenian goalkeeper.
However, the international player insists that Handanovic has been signed as a rival and not an heir.
He told Sky Sport Italia: "I have a contract until 2014. I am an employee of the club. Will I stay? I think so. We'll train and then we will see. It will be the coach who decides who plays.
"The important thing is that there is a respect among us all. Handanovic is a very good goalkeeper, it is better for us to have him. We will have three strong goalkeepers."
Some reports suggest that city rivals AC Milan might attempt to lure Julio Cesar away, but the shot-stopper insists that there has been no approach from the Rossoneri.
He said: "There is nothing there. Many people are asking me about this, but there is nothing official."
Julio Cesar also admitted that he is disappointed that Inter have allowed Lucio to leave the club on a free transfer to join rivals Juventus.
"I'm losing all my team-mates and Brazilian friends. But I hope that I can do everything that he has done in his career. Juve have signed a great defender," Cesar added.
Meanwhile, Handanovic has spoken of his excitement at his impending move to Inter, where he is expected to sign a four-year contract.
The 27-year-old said: "I wanted to join a great club. I'm very happy to have arrived at Inter. I would like to thank everyone at Udinese.''