There is not even the slightest of margins for Joao Cancelo to make a return to Inter according to a report from Italian football journalist and transfer market expert Alfredo Pedulla.

Reports in the media in the past few days have suggested that Inter could bring in the Portuguese national team defender with funds raised through the possible sale of Lautaro Martinez to Barcelona.

However, as per a report which was published on Pedulla’s eponymous website, Inter have not taken any steps whatsoever toward bringing the current Manchester City defender back to the club who he spent the 2017/18 season on loan at from then employers Valencia.

At best he may have been offered to Inter via an intermediary but Inter have no interest in taking things any further and consider it a closed chapter.

This season the 25-year-old, who has a contract with the Premier League side until 2025, has made 24 appearances across all competitions to date, in which he has scored one goal and provided a single assist too.