Inter Milan have rebuffed talk that Roberto Mancini could leave the club to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal.
The former Man City boss was linked with Arsenal this week with the Corriere Dello Sport suggesting the Italian was being lined up to replace Wenger in the summer.
However, those suggestions have quickly been refused by Inter vice-president Javier Zanetti, who is adamant that Mancini will remain as head coach of the Serie A club next season
Inter legend Zanetti told Mediaset Premium: “The club has been clear and Roberto is keen to remain with us.
“Now we must focus on the end of the season, which will be very tough, but I think we have what it takes to move forward.
“We believe we can finish third,” he added. “The draw at Roma gave us a strong response and great confidence.
“The lads have been doing well for the last month and even if we are five points off Roma, I say anything can happen.”
Inter were leading Serie A at the mid-season break, but their poor form in the second half of the season has seen their title ambitions fade.
Mancini’s men are five points adrift of Roma, who occupy the final Champions League spot.