Inter rule out Samba stars
Inter Milan's technical director Marco Branca has distanced the club from moves for Kaka and Ronaldinho.
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 04/01/11 4:49pm
Inter Milan's technical director Marco Branca has distanced the club from moves for Real Madrid playmaker Kaka and AC Milan forward Ronaldinho.
Reports have suggested that the reigning Serie A champions are keen to land the Brazilian duo in January.
New Inter boss Leonardo has worked with both men before at cross-city rivals AC Milan and was believed to be looking to snap up his fellow countrymen.
However, Branca insists there is nothing in the speculation and is adamant neither player will be turning out for the Nerazzurri any time soon.
"Kaka? We have never given any consideration to such an eventuality," he said.
"Ronaldinho? When I read this in the morning I thought it was more a media necessity to fill space, rather than serious news.
"If we never thought about Kaka, then we certainly did not consider Ronaldinho."
Branca claims Inter are unlikely to enter the transfer market again until the summer, but concedes the club are among those keeping a close eye on Udinese's Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez.
"Sanchez? I have a 23-year relationship with Udinese and we have never had any problems, but I said before our market will go forward in June," he added.
"Inter are following him, but there are also other clubs. For now we are OK as we are."