Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti has revealed he met Roman Abramovich in the summer, but insists it was not to discuss the Chelsea job.
Ancelotti was linked with the Stamford Bridge post following Avram Grant’s departure at the end of last season, and the Italian has revealed he did meet up with Chelsea owner Abramovich during the close-season.
However, Ancelotti says he was not negotiating a deal with the Blues and that Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani was informed about the meeting.
“It’s true, me and Abramovich met,” Ancelotti told Sky Italia. “He wanted to understand what my philosophy was.
“But it was immediately made clear that I had a contract with Milan and that I wanted to stay at Milan.
“It was an informal talk, and my club knew of the meeting because Galliani is aware of everything.”