Obinna agent insists on Inter Milan stay

The agent of Victor Obinna insists the Nigerian will remain with Inter Milan for the remainder of this season. Obinna has been linked with Genoa as part of Inter's bid for Diego Milito.

The agent of Victor Obinna insists the Nigerian will remain with Inter Milan for the remainder of this season.

Obinna has been linked with Genoa as part of Inter's bid for Diego Milito.

But Patrick Bastianelli told Tuttomercatoweb: “I can't confirm those rumours.

“Personally I haven't had any word from Inter and I would say that any deal for Milito wouldn't be business for January.

“Obinna wants to stay at Inter because he believes in the project. He has the respect of Mourinho for the way he plays on the counterattack and he won't be leaving.

“Victor is ready to play for his place in the second part of the season and he has a four-year contract that he signed last summer.”

Obinna was on the brink of joining Everton on loan during last summer, but the deal fell through at the 11th hour.

“He would have been at Everton if it weren't for technical hitches,” Bastianelli explained.

“In order to play in the Premier League you need a work permit, which requires that you have played in at least 75 per cent of your nation's games over the last two or three years.

“Obinna just about reaches that requirement, but the FA don't take Olympic matches into consideration and so he had to stay in Milan.”

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