Carlos Tevez has met with an Inter Milan official while on holiday in Sardinia.
Photographs have emerged of the Argentine shaking the hand of Internazionale sporting director Marco Branca.
However, the 27-year-old has dismissed the encounter as a coincidence.
The meeting casts new doubt on the future of the striker, who repeated his wish to leave the Eastlands club this week.
It is still unclear where the forward will move, with both Inter and Real Madrid reportedly interested in him.
The 27-year-old's transfer to Brazilian side Corinthians collapsed earlier this week after a dispute arose over the payment structure of the £40m fee.