Julio Cesar, 32, had previously indicated that he would be willing to terminate his contract with Inter in order to find new employment, so it was no surprise when a post on his Facebook page suggested his time at the San Siro was over.
“They have been seven beautiful and successful years but, in a few days, my adventure in the Inter shirt will end,” the post said.
However the Brazilian, a rumoured target for Arsenal, Tottenham and Roma, now insists he has not yet decided to leave Inter – though the arrival of Samir Handanovic from Udinese appears to suggest his first-team opportunities may be restricted in the 2012-13 season.
“I want to point out that I never made any statement on my future,” Julio Cesar told Sky Sport Italia. “I absolutely deny giving the quotes that appeared, as it was not my Facebook page.
“If I have anything to tell the fans, then I will want to do it personally.”
Julio Cesar has played for the Nerazzurri on nearly 300 occasions, winning 14 trophies including five Serie A titles and the 2010 Champions League.