Inter Milan CEO Beppe Marotta has poured a lot of cold water on recent rumours linking the Nerazzurri with Cagliari’s Nahitan Nandez.

The executive spoke to Italian broadcaster SportMediaset, via FCInterNews. He branded the links to the Uruguayan international “fake news.”

27-yewar-old Cagliari midfielder Nandez is a player whose name has come up as a possible target for Inter in the last couple of days.

Reports have indicated as such. And then the midfielder’s agent seemed to confirm that there is interest from Inter, who are in talks.

There is little doubt that Nandez has been a player on Inter’s radar in the past.

But as far as whether that’s still the case, a firm denial has emerged straight from the horse’s mouth.

Inter CEO Marotta has given a strong message on the subject. He has claimed that there is no truth to the recent reports.

Inter CEO Marotta: Nahitan Nandez Links “Fake News”

Inter CEO Marotta said that “The news about Nandez is fake news. We disavow the statements his agent made.”

“I can say that the squad available to Inzaghi is very good and has a good mix of players,” Marotta said to Sky Sport Italia, via FCInterNews.

“So we’re not going to dip into the transfer market in January. In any event, there are rarely good opportunities in January.”

“[Nandez’s agent Pablo] Bentancur’s statements are out of place,” Marotta hit out.

“We’ve never been in talks for the player. I say this with all due respect.

As far as whether he feels that the club could use money from the Champions League to fund any business in the January transfer window, Marotta dismissed this notion.

“That would be a reductive analysis,” the executive said to Mediaset,

“What matters is protecting players from injury. The number of players out with injury has grown to 15% in Serie A.”

Marotta said that “It’s not possible to fund a transfer window with a win in the Champions League.”

“We have a team that’s strong, and we will continue with what we have.”