Celta Vigo sporting director Filipe Minambres has confirmed Inter wanted to sign midfielder Stanislav Lobotka but he wants to stay.
The 23-year-old has made 24 La Liga appearances for the Galician side since joining from Danish club Nordsjaelland and has impressed at both club and international level for Slovakia.
“Inter were very interested in Stanislav, but we told them we would not negotiate below a clause,” Minambres is cited as saying by El Desmarque.
“He has always indicated to us that he is happy at the club and does not wish to move elsewhere, he is happy and does not want to leave so this was good news for both him and the club that he stayed.
“Our intention was always to keep him due to his personality and his performance level, and we have spoken to his representatives to improve his salary and lengthen his stay at Celta.
“We want to improve his salary and increase his clause, to us that makes total sense.”