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Liverpool and Man United interested in Samir Handanovic

Inter are in shambles at the moment and may be in real danger of losing one of their biggest stars if their current form continues.

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Samir Handanovic's agent recently claimed that the keeper's future with the Milanese club is in doubt, and that really comes as no surprise when one considers Inter's poor run of form over the last few months.

This claim has caused speculation that a possible move away from the San Siro to the Premier League or even to another, currently more successful Italian club may be in the cards for the Slovenian international. Reports have now surfaced that Roma may have even made a bid which was denied by Inter during the January window.

According to the Daily Express (so, lol) both Manchester United and Liverpool may be interested in attaining the 30-year-old shot-stopper's services, so Handanovic may eventually head off to England despite his agent's claims that he would prefer to stay in Italy.

It's no secret that Liverpool's current number one keeper, Simon Mignolet, has struggled with the Reds this season. It would not be at all surprising if the Merseyside club do make a move for a big-name keeper over the summer, whether that ends up being Handanovic or somebody else. If Liverpool decide that a new keeper is one of their greatest needs over the summer, I wouldn't be surprised to see surprised to see the Reds flash some serious cash Inter's way.

Manchester United, on the other hand just added storied keeper Victor Valdes to their ranks. And while it has been recently rumored that Real Madrid are preparing a big move for United's current first-choice keeper David De Gea over the summer, the Red Devils would hardly be without a "world-class" keeper (even if Valdes is 33 years old already). If Handanovic does end up with either of these England sides, it seems that Liverpool is the more realistic one (although it must be stressed that neither scenario looks probable at the moment).

Federico Pastorello (Handanovic's agent), said in a recent interview, "for now we are not talking about it, as [Handanovic] has a contract until June 2016". While that is true, it should be pointed out that one significant reason these rumors have surfaced is that Handanovic's contract renewal negotiations have not been going as smoothly as the player or his club would desire (h/t Forza Italian Football).