AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has said their coach Carlo Ancelotti will not be taking over the vacant Chelsea manager's job, the Italian first division club said on their website.
Ancelotti's name has been touted as a replacement for Avram Grant who was axed by the Stamford Bridge club although coming close to winning both the European Champions League and English Premiership title this season.
Galliani said the London club had contacted them but that they had not allowed Chelsea to meet Ancelotti.
Galliani told the club's website, www.acmilan.com: “Chelsea? No, they didn't meet with him because they asked our permission and there everything halted.
“Him and another Italian coach were on top of Chelsea's wish list and the fact our coach is sought after and well seen gives me great pleasure. But Carlo Ancelotti is and will stay Milan's coach.”