West Ham sporting director Gianluca Nani has denied the Hammers are chasing Mario Balotelli of Inter Milan. The Hammers have been often linked as an interested party, with rumours of a six-month loan deal for the 18-year-old.

"It's Inter," said Nani, referring to the fact they have a tight hold on the Palermo-born player. "However, I've never called them to complain about it."