Italian journalist and transfer market expert Alfredo Pedulla has dismissed reports in the media which have suggested that Inter have made contact with Brescia regarding Sandro Tonali and his representatives.

Inter are long term admirers of the 20-year-old central midfielder and reports in the past few days that Inter chief executive Giuseppe ‘Beppe’ Marotta has made contact but Pedulla has insisted that this is not the case.

“Juventus moved before Inter. The Bianconeri wanted to close a deal in January whilst Inter have never spoken to Cellino. They are the only clubs left, it’s up to the boy to decide his future,” he explained in an interview with Italian broadcaster Sport Italia late last night.

Pedulla proceeded to discuss Lautaro Martinez’s future with Inter amid ongoing links over a potential Summer transfer window switch to reigning La Liga champions Barcelona.

“There is only Barcelona. There has been talk of Paris Saint-Germain, but his dream is to play with Messi and he will only leave Inter for the Catalans.

“He has received a €12 million a year offer from the Blaugrana and the agreements have already been finalised. At this moment there are no contacts between Lautaro and Inter.

“The Catalans will not pay his €111 million release clause, but if it came to an offer of €80/90 million plus Vidal things would change.”

Lautaro has been in fine form this season, his first as a starter for Inter, with him having netted 16 goals and provided four assists in 31 appearances across all competitions to date, during which time he has also struck up a promising partnership with Romelu Lukaku.