Siena have cooled talk of a move for Inter Milan midfielder Philippe Coutinho.

The young Brazilian has been linked with a loan move to Siena.

"There are a lot of rumours being read during these times," said Siena chief Giorgio Perinetti.

"I can assure you that we have never gone after the player and we haven't spoken to Inter about him.

"I'll also take this opportunity to deny that I ever said that we were looking for a player with Coutinho's characteristics."