Manchester City board member Alberto Galassi has described rumours linking Pep Guardiola with a switch to Juventus as "ridiculous".
However, Galassi has moved to dismiss the speculation, while also reiterating that Guardiola wishes to remain at the Etihad Stadium.
Galassi told Sky in Italy: "He wants to stay at Manchester City. Besides, a club like Juventus would not have allowed such a news to come out like this. Man City could not have been left out without knowing and being advised.
"This rumour is unfounded. 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."
Guardiola still has two years remaining on his Man City contract.