Inter Milan director Marco Branca insists the Italian outfit have not made a move to sign Carlos Tevez.
Speculation that Manchester City's wantaway forward could be heading to the San Siro grew after Branca was pictured shaking hands with Tevez earlier this month.
Tevez was on holiday in Sardinia with his family after playing in the Copa America, soon after the collapse of his proposed move to Corinthians, and it was reported Inter were ready to make their move.
But speaking at a press conference on Thursday to introduce new signing Jonathan, Branca dismissed the idea of making a move for the Argentina international.
"There was only one meeting, and it was entirely fortuitous and enjoyable," he said.
"But it happened on the beach and was not followed up."
Branca welcomed Jonathan to Inter after the Brazilian right-back completed his move from Santos.
His arrival has fuelled speculation that Maicon could be leaving the club but Branca insists he will remain with Inter and Jonathan's signing increases competition in the squad.
"Jonathan and Maicon are two issues that do not influence one another.
"The decision to bring Jonathan here shows our desire to be as competitive as possible through the large number of games a season brings."