Despite reported interested in Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal from Liga MX side Club America, the club’s president has denied that the move will happen due to the finances involved.

In an interview published in today’s print edition of Turn-based newspaper Tuttosport, Club America president Santiago Banos praised the Inter midfielder but stated that he is not interested in signing the player due to his high salary.

“Arturo is certainly a very strong player,” Banos remarked, but said that reports that his club were working to sign the Chilean “do not correspond with reality.”

Even in the possibility that the Nerrazzurri would offer the midfielder to the Mexican club without a transfer fee involved, the 34-year-old’s €6 million annual salary would represent too much of an outlay for Club America to sign him.

Inter are working to lighten their wage bill as part of an effort to reduce costs at the club, but in a case such as Vidal’s it can be tricky to find a buying club able to afford his high wages.