Inter deny making Belhanda bid
By Football News
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.