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Sven Goran Eriksson has played down reports linking him with a move to Internazionale.

Reports in Italy claim Inter are lining up Eriksson as a replacement for Roberto Mancini should Inter suffer a dip in form.

Although Inter top Serie A, Mancini has come under pressure following successive Champions League defeats.

However, Eriksson insists he is no threat to Mancini’s place at the Giuseppe Meazza.

“I am happy Mancini said this, but I am sure that he will win and then sign a five or six-year extension to his contract,” Eriksson told Tgcom.

“I have been told that my name has been mentioned in the newspapers, but I have not spoken to anyone.

“I think this kind of speculation is normal when a club goes through a difficult time,” added the former English national team boss.

“Inter are favoured in the race for the Scudetto, seeing as Juventus are in Serie B and Milan are way behind.

“Even if the Rossoneri were granted a reduction to their penalisation, I believe it would be very difficult for them to win the title.

“I don’t have any suggestions for Mancini, he was a good player and was also my assistant on the Lazio bench. I am sure he will win and I am one of his top supporters.”

Eriksson also admitted he is missing being involved after quitting England at the end of this summer’s World Cup finals.

“I miss football and I could even accept a job now, although that would mean that one of my colleagues has been axed,” added Eriksson.

“I don’t think Fabio Capello will leave Real Madrid so I don’t consider that an option.

“It doesn’t really matter to me if I end up in Spain, Italy or England. I would just like to work for a club who aims at winning its league.”

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