Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri has dismissed reports that he is set to return to Italy with Roma.
The future of the coach remains in doubt with reports emerging that Roma chief Franco Baldini had travelled to London for a dinner with the Chelsea boss to discuss his interest in replacing Di Francesco.
However, speaking after Blues’ 3-0 win over Malmo at Stamford Bridge in the Europa League, the former Napoli head coach denied that the meeting had taken place.
“Of course, no,” he told BT Sport. “Because I have a contract with Chelsea for the next season so it’s impossible to have another contract.
“I read in an Italian newspaper something about a dinner with Franco Baldini but I think that Franco at the moment is in South Africa so it is very difficult to have a dinner with him.”
The 60-year-old has not won a major trophy in his coaching career but has guided teams to league promotions.