Inter have reportedly been told in no uncertain terms to forget about signing Medhi Benatia from Bayern Munich.
The Nerazzurri confirmed their interest in the former Roma defender and were in negotiations with Bayern representatives over the weekend.
However, Sky Sport Italia claim the German club slammed the door shut on any approach for Benatia.
The Morocco international only arrived from Roma a year ago, so needs time to settle in the Bundesliga.
Instead, Inter are believed to be turning their attention towards Monaco’s Tunisian centre-back Aymen Abdennour.