Sky Sports sources understand Manchester City have not wrapped up a deal for Wesley Sneijder, contrary to reports in Italy.
Renowned publication Gazetto dello Sport suggests City have snatched the Inter midfielder from under the noses of rivals Manchester United, who have been courting the Dutchman all summer.
They believe Sneijder will feature in Inter's Italian Super Cup meeting with AC Milan in Beijing before jetting to England to sign an alleged agreement with City.
There appears to be no truth in the revelation, though, with City and United preparing to go head-to-head in Sunday's FA Community Shield.
Inter have repeatedly denied talks are being held with any Premier League club over Sneijder, and insist it will take a "non-refusable" offer to tempt them to sell.