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Moratti denies link with Bielsa

June 14, 2011

Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti has vehemently denied reports he is in talks with veteran coach Marcelo Bielsa.

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Gazzetta dello Sport claims that Moratti is looking for a coaching change with current manager Leonardo considered as a better sporting director in the long run. Bielsa, the former Argentina boss and outgoing Chile coach, is a free agent.

"Let me clarify this, there has never been a telephone conversation,'' Moratti said on the club4s official website, "We have a coach and he is good.''

Leonardo, who replaced sacked Rafael Benitez at the helm in December, led Inter to a runners-up finish in Serie A and the Coppa Italia title.

Moratti also spoke about his surprise at the recent remarks made by his Dutch winger Wesley Sneijder.

Sneijder, who has been a reported target of Chelsea this summer, was quoted as saying: "Only God knows if I will remain at Inter.''

Moratti said: "He said the previous day that he was more than happy to remain in the Inter family.''