Inter sporting director Beppe Marotta has denied that the Nerazzuri are in talks with Brescia over midfielder Sandro Tonali.
La Gazzetta dello Sport reported on Monday that the Rossoneri management have been working for months to strengthen the midfield department with the team in desperate need of an alternative to the excellent Kessie-Bennacer pairing.
They added that Tonali is the number one target, as every single member of the management are in agreement regarding the possibility of a €30m deal.
However, Tuttosport (via MilanNews) then stated that Inter remain in pole position to land Tonali in the upcoming transfer window, and the paper even goes so far as to state that the reports about Milan’s interest do not worry the Nerazzurri.
Now, Marotta has spoken to Sky Italia about the rumours that they are closing in on a deal for Tonali and denied ever discussing him with Massimo Cellino.
“We have a very good rapport with President Massimo Cellino, but have never discussed this talent. Many big clubs are naturally interested in Tonali, as are we, but that’s a long way from saying we’re in negotiations,” he said (via Football Italia).