Reports that Pep Guardiola will leave Manchester City to manage Juventus are “ridiculous”, says the English club’s board member Alberto Galassi.
Guardiola led City to an unprecedented domestic treble of Premier League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup this season.
Several Italian media outlets have reported that the Spaniard will replace Massimilano Allegri, who is leaving Juve at the end of this campaign.
“This rumour is unfounded,” Galassi told Sky Italia.
Guardiola signed an extension to his deal with the Premier League club last year and is contracted at Etihad Stadium until 2021.
In March, when rumours about him joining the Italian champions – who have won the past eight Serie A titles – were also circulating, Guardiola said he would stay at City for at least the remainder of his contract, unless he was sacked.
AGI Sport in Italy reported that the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss, 48, has agreed a four-year deal with Juventus, with a salary of £21m per season.
They also said the official signing would take place on 4 June, with the presentation at Allianz Stadium in Turin on 14 June.
Galassi added: “A club like Juventus would not have allowed such news to come out like this. Manchester City could not have been left out without knowing and being advised.
“It is unbelievable that the media pursue these kind of rumours. This is ridiculous. Guardiola wants to stay.
“He is a great professional and he can’t believe his words are not listened to. He does not want to leave. Therefore, the problem does not exist because the whole matter does not exist.”
Galassi also said he has spoken to Juventus vice-chairman Pavel Nedved on Thursday.
“I have known him for a very long time,” said Galassi. “We laughed at these rumours, and we realised that this whole issue had become ridiculous.”
Court Remands 23 Cultists In Osun
An Osun State Chief Magistrate’s Court sitting in Osogbo on Monday remanded 23 cult members of the Eiye and Aiye...
WHO Raises Alarm Over Escalation Of Ebola Disease Outbreak
The World Health Organization (WHO) has raised the alarm about continuous outbreak of Ebola disease, saying despite some positive epidemiological...
Fayemi Inaugurates Boards, Agencies For Efficient Service Delivery
Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Monday inaugurated 11 chairmen and members of Boards, Commissions and Agencies saying the...
Kaduna Police Arrests 4 Illicit Naira Vendors
The Kaduna Police Command had on Friday 14th June, 2019 arrested 4 illicit naira vendors at various locations of the...
Police Arraign 8 Men For Fleecing Osun Assembly Speaker Of N38m
Eight men were on Monday arraigned before a Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo by the police for swindling the...
Nobody Died During Ibadan Masquerade Festival, Says Police
Oyo State Police Command on Monday debunked reports that five people died during masquerade festival in Ibadan. The command declared...
Gov. Makinde Warns Against Indiscriminate Disposal Of Waste
Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde Monday warned that any resident found dumping refuse indiscriminately in the state will be prosecuted....
COVER STORIES19 hours ago
Osun Guber: Anxiety As Supreme Court Gives Verdict
POLITICS7 hours ago
APC Kicks As Bauchi Govt Suspends Inauguration Of 9th Assembly
NEWS19 hours ago
Battle For NDDC MD Hots Up
NEWS16 hours ago
SGF: Coalition Considers Appeal By Ohanaeze Ndigbo As An Assault On The People Of North-Central Zone
BUSINESS18 hours ago
FG Constructed 1200km Of Roads In 3 Years
POLITICS18 hours ago
I‘m Under Pressure Over Political Appointments – Gov Sule
COVER STORIES19 hours ago
INEC To Deregister ‘Commercial’ Political Parties
NEWS10 hours ago
1 Killed, 6 Vehicles Destroyed As Kona, Fulani Clash.