Liverpool and Manchester City dealt serious blow in pursuit of Serie A star
Samir Handanovic looks to be staying in Italy (Picture: Getty)

Samir Handanovic will be given a new contract and a pay rise as Inter Milan look to end talk of the goalkeeper moving to England.

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The Serie A stopper has long been linked with a move to Liverpool, but is also thought to be on Manchester City’s wishlist.

Claudio Bravo has not worked out as Pep Guardiola would have wished since taking over from Joe Hart this summer and City are reportedly on the lookout for a new No.1.

Liverpool too have seen their current batch of goalkeepers struggle and Jurgen Klopp is keeping his options open as he waits for Loris Karius to find his feet in England.

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Liverpool and Manchester City dealt serious blow in pursuit of Serie A star
Pep Guardiola has dropped Claudio Bravo (Picture: Getty)

Handanovic’s consistent form has made him a target for top clubs across Europe, but Calciomercato have revealed the 32-year-old is set to sign a new deal.

Liverpool and City have approached Handanovic about a transfer to England amid rumours he was becoming frustrated at Inter’s continued failure to qualify for the Champions League.

Inter want to extend his deal by another year, taking his contract up to 2020 and will encourage a speedy resolution to talks by offering a salary increase.

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