Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti, who has been linked with the vacant Chelsea job, says he has no intention of leaving the Serie A side.
“I’m staying at AC Milan for sure, and for many seasons to come,” said the 48-year-old Italian in a statement.
“There has been no agreement with Chelsea. They are just rumours, the same ones that come up every year.”
“There haven’t been any contacts with Roman Abramovich’s club.
“I stay at Milan 150%”
Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani added: “It is out of the question that Carlo Ancelotti goes to Chelsea.”
Over the weekend, Galliani said his club had turned down a request from Chelsea to speak to Ancelotti.
Despite his claim, Chelsea issued a statement calimed they had not approached Milan with a view to offering the Stamford Bridge vacancy to Ancelotti.
“Chelsea has not reached agreement with any individual to become manager,” said the Premier League club, who are searching for a successor to Avram Grant.
“Nor have we sought permission from any organisation to talk to their manager.”
On Saturday, Galliani had told the Milan website: “(Chelsea) asked for our permission and naturally everything stopped there.
“He (Ancelotti) and another Italian coach were at the top of Chelsea’s list.”
Ancelotti led Milan to the Champions League in 2003 and 2007 and Serie A in 2004 after joining them in 2001 from Juventus.
In 2007, he signed two-year contract extension to keep him at Milan until 2010.