Agent of Arsenal outcast plays rejects Inter Milan transfer rumours

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The agent of Arsenal forward Joel Campbell says that his client isn't seeking a move to Inter Milan despite speculation in recent days.

The agent of Costa Rican World Cup star Joel Campbell says that his client isn't looking to leave Arsenal despite speculation of a move to Inter Milan.

Campbell, 22, emerged in 2011 after impressing with Costa Rica in Copa America, and he was quickly snapped up by Arsenal after that tournament, with the Gunners paying around £1m to his club Saprissa. Yet after being rejected a work permit, Campbell was sent out on three consecutive season-long loan deals, firstly to Lorient, then Real Betis and Olympiacos before returning to North London this summer.

Having starred in Costa Rica's incredible run to the quarter-finals of the World Cup, Campbell attracted interest from a number of clubs, including Galatasaray and AC Milan, but Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger decided to keep him at the club.

Yet after the arrival of Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck on deadline day, Campbell has found first team football even harder to come by, playing just 16 minutes of Premier League football this season - leading to even more speculation of a possible January exit.

This time it's Inter Milan who are believed to be interested in Campbell, but his agent Ruggero Lacerenza says that his client isn't looking to leave the Emirates Stadium, and all talk of a transfer is merely speculation.

"Joel is an Arsenal player, there's nothing else I can say at the moment," said Lacerenza. "The Gunners are happy with him and there is no problem. They are a great club and the player is proud to play there. Inter's interest? I repeat, he is an Arsenal player and we are happy. All the rest are just rumours."

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