The futures of two Barcelona midfielders are uncertain ahead of the opening of the transfer window, with Ivan Rakitic and Arturo Vidal each linked with moves to Serie A.
Rakitic struggled for game time early in the season and even admitted his situation was causing him to fall out of love with football, although he has impressed in the recent run of victories over Borussia Dortmund, Atletico Madrid, Real Mallorca and Inter.
"He's playing well, as is everybody else," coach Ernesto Valverde said of the Croatia midfielder. "We're in a clinical time of the season and we've found some good form.
"When it's the summer window, people start asking what happens, then you get to breathe a bit and then it's the winter market.
"We have to deal with the challenges we have with the players we have. Rakitic has missed lots of games but he's playing more games now, and if he's doing that, it's because he's playing well."
Inter CEO Giuseppe Marotta confirmed after his side's defeat to Barca that Vidal was of interest to them, but Valverde was vague on his plans for the player.
"How can I respond to information that comes or doesn't come from us? This information came from Inter. They will know," he added.
"In our case, the market has not yet opened. Arturo is our player and we'll need him if we think it convenient."