Inter Milan boss Simone Inzaghi cancelled a planned press conference to preview his side’s Serie A clash with Udinese, according to reports in the Italian media.

No reason was given for Inzaghi’s decision not to speak and he has not conducted any interviews with the club’s in-house media either.

Inter, who topped the table after last Sunday’s 3-0 win at Napoli, are hoping to maintain their strong start to the season in the near sell-out clash at San Siro.

The club have reported more than 70,000 tickets have been sold for the game, with just the last remaining tickets available.

Inter go into the match high in confidence after just one defeat in their opening 14 fixtures of the season.

Inzaghi also has a strong record against Udinese, having won 11 of his 14 games against them as a coach in Serie A.

Udinese, who are 16th, are seeking only a second league win of the campaign after conceding a late equaliser in last weekend’s 3-3 draw with Verona.

Head coach Gabriele Cioffi told his club’s website: “I’m expecting a really tough game.

“I’m convinced that even if you prepare perfectly for Inter, they have players that can find imperfection in perfection.

“All it takes is one misplaced pass, so we’ll need to work really hard as a team to try to take the chances that they may afford us.

“That doesn’t mean that we go there knowing we’ll get them, but with the healthy fear that we want to take them as they could see us return to Udine with points in the bag.”