Inter duo left out of pre-season

  • Last Updated: July 6 2012, 12:36 BST

Brazilian goalkeeper Julio Cesar and Serbian midfielder Dejan Stankovic have been left out of Inter Milan's pre-season squad.

Dejan Stankovic : Has been linked with West Ham

Cesar, 32, has been strongly linked with a move away from Inter after six years at the club, with Manchester United and Roma reportedly keen to acquire the Brazil international's services.

Stankovic, who has been linked with West Ham, has one year left on his contract after eight seasons with the Nerazzurri.

Meanwhile, Slovenian goalkeeper Samir Handanovic has been named in the squad after the 27-year-old completed his permanent transfer from Udinese this week.

Handanovic is set to take Cesar's place as Inter's number one and will join the team in training on July 8.

Argentinian defender Matias Silvestre has also been included in coach Andrea Stramaccioni's 26-man squad after joining from Palermo this week.

Brazilian defender Maicon, who is a reported target of Chelsea and Real Madrid, will join Inter in training on July 9.

As expected, Diego Forlan has been left out of the squad with the Uruguay striker set to terminate his contract with Inter this week.

Forlan joined from Atletico Madrid last summer but endured a frustrating injury-plagued campaign. The 33-year-old scored two goals in 22 appearances.

Palermo, meanwhile, have confirmed that centre-back Silvestre has joined Inter on a season-long loan, with the option for the Nerazzurri to make the move permanent next summer for an undisclosed fee.

The 27-year-old had requested a transfer after just one season at Palermo.

A statement from Palermo read: "Palermo announces it has loaned Matias Silvestre to Inter. The defender joins the Milan club on loan with a buy-out option."

Silvestre, who is under contract with the Sicilian club until June 2015, scored five goals in 29 league appearances for Palermo last season.