Inter have denied reports claiming they have made an approach to Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez about replacing Jose Mourinho.
Current Inter coach Mourinho has been linked with a switch to Real Madrid in the summer with the Serie A champions’ president Massimo Moratti conceding earlier this week that he would be surprised if the Portuguese is still in charge after the Champions League final.
Benitez, who has also been linked with the vacancy at Juventus before Luigi Del Neri was handed the job, has been put forward as a possible successor for Mourinho at the San Siro.
However, Inter’s technical director Marco Branca insists the club has not been in touch with Benitez.
“No, we absolutely have not had contact with Benitez,” Branca told Sky Italia. “Our coach is Jose Mourinho.”
Pep Guardiola has also been mooted as a potential replacement for Mourinho, but the Barcelona coach’s agent Jose Maria Orobitg has dismissed reports he could head to Italy.
Orobitg told calciomercato.it: “Him at Inter Milan? It’s impossible, impossible, impossible. I categorically refute this idea.
“I don’t know if Inter is interested in Guardiola, but a move to Inter is totally impossible.
“Pep is happy at Barcelona and has already said he will soon renew his contract.”