Inter have dismissed speculation linking Udinese winger Alexis Sanchez with a move to the San Siro.
The European champions are reportedly chasing the 22-year-old’s signature this month, while Chelsea are also thought to be interested in the Chilean.
However, Nerazzurri owner Massimo Moratti says that the club has no need to sign Sanchez.
He told Sky Sports Italia: “Sanchez now to Inter Milan? I would say that our team is playing so well that I don’t think we need Sanchez.”
The club’s CEO Ernesto Paolillo echoed the chairman’s comments to Italian radio station Radio Anch’io Lo Sport.
“There are so many talented players and we cannot have everyone,” he said.
“We must consider the price. If it is too high we would do better to go for other targets.”
Udinese coach Francesco Guidolin is confident the winger will remain at the Stadio Friuli during this month’s transfer window.
“I know Udinese is a serious club,” said Guidolin to Rai Due.
“The club have reiterated that Sanchez will remain at Udinese until the end of the season and I have no doubts on this matter.
“Of course, if a tempting offer would arrive it would be right for the club to evaluate it but I believe that Alexis can still grow from here on until the end of the season if he stayed with us.
“After that, he is destined, considering the quality he has shown for some time, to join a top club.”
Sanchez, who is contracted at Udinese until June 2014, moved to the club from River Plate three years ago and has scored five goals in 19 Serie A appearances for the Bianconeri this season.