Agent - Motta move unlikely

Inter midfielder set to stay put following the arrival of Gasperini

Motta: Struggled for form last season but is determined to get back to his best

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Thiago Motta's agent claims there is little chance of him leaving Inter Milan, ruling out a move to Arsenal.

The Gunners are reported to have identified the 28-year-old as a top target, as Arsene Wenger looks to bolster his midfield ranks.

It was believed that Inter were prepared to do business, with Motta having struggled to produce his best last season.

There has, however, been a managerial change at Giuseppe Meazza over the summer and the Italy international will be working under his former Genoa boss Gian Piero Gasperini again next term.

Taking that into account, Motta's representative is convinced the former Barcelona man will still be plying his trade in Serie A come the start of the 2011/12 campaign.

"I believe his future is at Inter," Alessandro Canovi told Corriere dello Sport.


"He wants to stay here, he still has two years left in his contract and has never requested to leave.

"Until stated otherwise, he will remain at Inter."

Brazil-born Motta joined Inter from Genoa in 2009 and played a leading role for the club as they secured an historic Treble under the guidance of Jose Mourinho.

He was unable to hold down a regular role last season, though, and found himself restricted to just 19 appearances in the league.

The arrival of Gasperini is expected to see him drafted back into the fold, and Canovi claims Motta is looking forward to working under the man who first brought him to Italy in 2008.

"Gasperini has arrived and he is a fan of Motta, with whom he has done always well," he said.