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Some rumours tend to have an element of truth in it, while some rumours are totally nonsense, fictional and untrue. We have come to that stage of the season where we’d hear all kinds of rumours, as the January transfer window fast approaches.

A Don Balon report (via Calciomercato) previously indicated that Inter owners Suning Holdings were ready to sanction a €50 million (£42.6 million) move for Diego Costa, but Inter Milan sporting director Piero Ausilio has denied the validity of such rumours.

Speaking ahead of Inter’s 4-2 victory over Fiorentina on Monday, the Inter Milan chief said:  “To talk about this is absurd, we already have a very strong centre-forward. We will try to evaluate the positions we feel need strengthening.”

Obviously, we don’t need him to deny the story to know that it’s fake. First, Costa is happy at Chelsea, and is in top form. Secondly, he wouldn’t want to leave Chelsea to Inter Milan, a smaller club than Chelsea in recent years. Thirdly, he’s being offered a contract extension by the club, and his current form indicates that he’s more valuable than the £42.6 million on the table. The list goes on.

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