Inter Milan coach Simone Inzaghi has made clear that forward Joaquin Correa not appearing against Monza isn’t a transfer-related decision.

Speaking in a press conference after the Nerazzurri’s 2-0 Serie A opening day win, as reported by FCInterNews, the coach reacted to the victory and also quashed any speculation that the reason why Correa didn’t play could have had anything to do with the Argentine’s future.

Plenty of Inter players got a run-out in this evening’s Serie A opener against Monza.

Captain Lautaro Martinez started the match as expected, whilst Marcus Thuram made his first competitive start for the Nerazzurri alongside him.

Meanwhile, Marko Arnautovic came off the bench. The Austrian enjoyed a very positive cameo appearance, substituting Martinez’s second goal.

The one senior forward in Inter’s squad who did not play was ex-Lazio and Sevilla man Correa.

Given that the transfer window closes in a couple weeks, the timing could raise some suspicions. But for his part, Inzaghi thinks that there’s nothing to that idea.

Inter Coach Inzaghi: No Transfer Hints In Correa Not Playing Vs Monza

Asked if Correa not coming on was a hint that the 29-year-old could be in for a transfer, Inzaghi replied “Absolutely not. It was just a decision.”

“Mkhitaryan did well, he’s more than capable of playing there,” Inzaghi said of his decision to push the Armenian up rather than throwing on Correa.

“Correa is working very well in training,” the coach added. “But I had to make a choice.”

“I’m satisfied with everyone, including the players who did not come off the bench.”

Of what could come happen with Inter’s squad in the closing stages of the transfer market, Inzaghi said that “We remain vigilant on the market, which closes at the end of the month.”

“Them there’s also the Saudi Arabia factor,” he observed. “We don’t know what will happen with that.”

Inzaghi noted that “We’re still lacking a player of a certain quality in defense. The club are doing everything they can to bring one in.”

Of this summer of upheaval in the transfer market, Inzaghi said that “We had decided, together with the club, to make a lot of changes.”

“A big shift is underway,” he continued. “We’ve lost several player who were among the best in their positions in Italy.”

“Good young players have come in,” he added. “And then some veterans who can help the rest of them settle in.”