Luka Modric has labelled reports that he tried to push through a transfer to Inter as "the greatest nonsense in history".
The Real Madrid midfielder has been linked with a move to Serie A throughout the summer, with the player's agent even insisting that he was "thrilled" by the idea of playing for Inter.
There are hopes among fans that Luciano Spalletti's side could challenge for the title this season following an impressive transfer window that has seen the likes of Radja Nainggolan, Sime Vrsaljko and Keita Balde all arrive.
With the Italian transfer window having now closed, however, Inter did miss out on signing Modric, with the 32-year-old remaining at Madrid.
Reports had suggested Modric had tried to force through a move to the Italian giants before the deadline passed but the Croatian is adamant that is not the case.
Responding to an Instagram post that referenced the rumour, Modric wrote: "It's the greatest nonsense in history!!"
Inter kicked off the 2018-19 season with a 1-0 defeat against Sassuolo as Domenico Berardi scored a first-half penalty to secure all three points for the hosts.
Madrid, meanwhile, got their league campaign underway with a 2-0 win over Getafe, with Modric coming as a second-half substitute in the game.
Going into that game, Julen Lopetegui's side had been under pressure to spend following the 4-2 loss to Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup, with Madrid subsequently having their lowest crowd in 10 years for their Bernabeu opener.
Sunday's victory over Getafe is likely to ease the calls to bring new faces through the door, however, with chief target Eden Hazard having already ruled out a move.