Carlo Ancelotti has attempted to bring to an end the speculation linking him with the Chelsea manager's job after insisting he will still be AC Milan coach next season.
The 49-year-old coach is rumoured to be the number one choice of the Stamford Bridge hierarchy should current interim manager Guus Hiddink stick to his word and leave his temporary post at the end of the season.
Hiddink is adamant that he will refocus his attentions on his full-time role as head coach of the Russia national team whatever the outcome of this season for his FA Cup and Champions League chasing side.
But, despite fevered speculation linking Ancelotti with a move to London in recent weeks, the two-time Champions League winning coach insists his future remains with the Rossoneri.
"I will stay on for next season at least - we are already working towards strengthening the squad," he said.
"I am used to all the reports and they will continue. It's not a problem for me."