Agent for Udinese keeper Handanovic dismisses Arsenal interest reports that Arsenal have made no approach for Udinese keeper Samir Handanovic despite rumours to the contrary.

Arsenal have been linked with a host of top keepers in recent weeks with boss Arsene Wenger tipped to sign a new first choice stopper following the erratic performances of both Manuel Almunia and Lukasz Fabianski last term.

At nearly 6ft 5 inches tall, the 26 year old keeper certainly has the physical presence to command the penalty area and has been tipped as a future replacement for Gianluigi Buffon at Italian giants Juventus.

Speaking to in an exclusive interview, Handanovic’s representative Federico Pastorelli was adamant when asked if Arsenal were in the running to sign his client:

“No, absolutely not. I received a couple of calls from colleagues in Italy asking me about Arsenal, but the rumours are wrong because I have not received any phone calls from the club.”

“Nobody from Arsenal has called me and I checked with Udinese and they told me nobody from Arsenal had called them. In this case I would say the rumours were rubbish.

“He is a top class goalkeeper and Arsenal is looking for a top goalkeeper, but I cannot confirm that they are interested.”

Pastorelli added, “It is quite clear that to move away from Udinese it would have to be a top club, and I would say there are only eight clubs who he would want to sign for, and Arsenal is a top club.”

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