Quaresma keen to stay at Inter

MILAN - Ricardo Quaresma is determined to stay at Italian champions Inter Milan despite fans' disapproval and Genoa interest, the Portuguese winger said.

Quaresma, who arrived at Inter from Porto last August, struggled badly in his first few months in Italy and went on loan to Chelsea in January but again failed to impress.

"I am returning to Inter to stay," the 25-year-old was quoted by media as saying on Wednesday. "My agent has proposed other clubs, some of them in Italy, but I said no, I want Inter. I am not afraid of the pressure, or of the whistles at the stadium."

Genoa said on Tuesday that they were close to wrapping up a deal for Quaresma and Inter striker Hernan Crespo.

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