Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo is ready to commit his future to the Serie A club after his agent Federico Pastorello admitted that they will reject any offer from English clubs in the summer. Manchester United tried and failed with a bid during this year's January transfer window and their interest in the summer is likely to be rebuffed as well.
The Japanese defender, who can play at right and left back, joined the Italian giants from Cesena in 2011. He has made 13 appearances in the league this season and is keen to continue playing under Roberto Mancini for the foreseeable future. Louis van Gaal was keen to add a full back to the Red Devils' squad in January owing to the injury crisis that is rocking the club at the moment, especially in the defensive department.
"We haven't set any meetings up yet and at the moment there are no major developments," Pastorello said, as quoted by the Manchester Evening News.
"We have offers from English clubs, but Nagatomo wants to stay in Italy and specifically with Inter," the Japan international's agent added.
The United boss was desperate for a right-back during the January transfer window and apart from Nagatomo, he also failed with a move for Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy after Arsene Wenger blocked a proposed move on transfer deadline day.
The Japanese full back is the second Inter player to reject the advances of the 20-times English champions and commit to Nerazzuri after striker Mauri Icardi made it clear that he will snub a move to Old Trafford and remain with Inter and help the team get back to the top in the Serie A.
Wolfsburg and Manchester United? I heard something about their interest, but I want to stay with Inter," Icardi said, as quoted by talkSPORT.
"Even if United sign Jose Mourinho, my answer is always the same: I'm staying here. If they come looking, they won't be the first nor the last club I may turn down.
"I'm happy in Milan and I don't mean to leave. The club has a great project and is investing heavily to get winning again. I want to help," he added.