Chelsea offered Inter Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah on a season loan yesterday but the Italian side refused.
It has been suggested that Inter were only willing to bring in new faces once they sold midfielder Fredy Guarin, whose deal with Valencia fell through.
There have also been reports that Inter coach Walter Mazzarri isn't a fan of Salah and didn't believe he would fit in with his plans for this season.
Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab stepped in to prevent Salah having to do national service earlier in the summer, but Inter are said to be unconvinced that the call won't come again, especially if the player changes country.
It was a frustrating end to the transfer window for Inter, who wanted to launch a bid for Fabio Borini of Liverpool but couldn't free up the capital from the sale of Guarin.
Inter began their 2014-15 campaign with a goalless draw at Torino and had goalkeeper Samir Handanovic to thank for saving a point after he stopped a penalty.
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