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Ranieri hopeful of Motta stay

January 30, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Claudio Ranieri has suggested midfielder Thiago Motta will remain at Inter Milan in the current transfer window.

Thiago Motta
GettyImagesThiago Motta joined Inter Milan from Genoa in 2009

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Motta, 29, has been linked with a move to Ligue 1 side PSG with the player's agent recently indicating a deal was close to being agreed.

However, Ranieri is keen to retain Motta's services, despite the club having yet to offer the Italy international a new contract, with his current terms to due expire next summer.

Ranieri told Sky Italia after his side lost 1-0 at Lecce on Sunday: "I've asked the club, Thiago Motta will stay. As for what I know, he will remain with us."