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Croatian international midfielder Mateo Kovacic is to pass on a Premiership move to either Liverpool or Arsenal preferring to stay in Italy with Roberto Mancini’s Inter Milan according to his agent Nikky Vuksan.

‘It is not going to happen. Mateo extended his contract with Inter in January. Could it be that clubs are negotiating? No, that is not possible without Mateo and me knowing about it.

‘Also, I have a player at Liverpool, Dejan Lovren so I would know about it. Both the English and Italian media speculate and find new clubs that want Kovacic every week. He’ll stay at Inter.’

While speaking to Croatia newspaper Vecernji list, he added: ‘Also, if there was something going on, believe me journalists would be the last to find out.’

Kovacic has also been linked to Arsenal with scouts following his progress all season watching him score eight goals in 34 appearances for the Serie A side, but is currently out due to a knee ligament injury.