Torino captain Andrea Belotti had been reported as a target for Inter during the closing weeks of the summer transfer window, but in reality the club were never close to signing him.

This according to Granata Sporting Director Davide Vagnati, who told Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia that there was never an agreement between his club and the Nerazzurri over a transfer for Belotti.

After the shock sale of Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea, the Nerazzurri wasted no time in casting a net for attacking reinforcements, with a number of targets coming on their radar before they settled on Roma’s Edin Dzeko and Lazio’s Joaquin Correa.

Belotti had supposedly been a major target, with the 27-year-old’s contract with his current club set to expire next summer and no agreement having been found on a renewal meaning that he could be available.

However, despite the potential pathway to signing the player for Inter, Vagnati makes clear that there was never an agreement and that the Nerazzurri were always keen on other targets over the Granata captain.

“Belotti has never been close to Inter because there has never been an agreement between the clubs,” he stated.

“I have read many things, but there was never an agreement,” he went on. “There was a meeting, but we did not make a request, because they had another priority.”