Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti has quashed rumours of goalkeeper Samir Handanovic joining Barcelona, urging the Slovenian to remain in Italy.
Handanovic, 28, has been linked with a move to the Spanish champions as Victor Valdes prepares to leave the club and rumours in the Italian press on Thursday suggested Barca could make a £25.5million bid for the Inter No. 1.
But Moratti has denied the speculation, claiming he believes Handanovic would benefit from a stay at Inter.
"I think there is nothing. I read it in the paper too, but I read a lot of things that are not true, I can't deny all of them," Moratti told Inter.it. "Should Handanovic remain? Yes."
Midfielder Dejan Stankovic has also been linked with a move away from Inter after playing just three games last season.
But the 34-year-old has said he will stay with the Serie A side if he is part of new manager Walter Mazzarri's future plans.
"There is absolutely no truth in that (speculation I am leaving)," he told Sportal. "As things stand I will start the season with Inter and then we'll see what new boss Walter Mazzarri wants to do.
"A move back to Lazio or a transfer to the MLS? There is nothing. If an offer arrives then I'll think about it, if not then I'll stay another year with Inter."