Inter Milan have denied making an offer for Younes Belhanda following claims made by Montpellier president Louis Nicollin.
Morocco international Belhanda helped fire Montpellier to an improbable Ligue 1 title triumph last season.
The forward has been linked with a move to Fenerbahce, while Nicollin had claimed he was set to join Serie A giants Inter.
His club president Nicollin was
“We have reached an agreement with Inter over a transfer fee of 14 million euros,” Nicollin was quoted as saying by AMKSpor.
“Fenerbahce did not want to pay more than 8 million euros. That’s why I have opted to accept Inter’s bid instead. Every player has his price, and 8 million euros is not enough for Belhanda.”
Inter, however, have denied the claim.
In a statement released on the club’s website, technical director Marco Branca said: “We don’t like contradicting the Montpellier president but Inter have not made an offer for Younes Belhanda.”
Inter are believed to be in the market for a new midfielder following the departure of Wesley Sneijder to Galatasaray earlier this week.
Belhanda meanwhile is on international duty with Morocco at the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.