Allegri dismisses Chelsea rumours

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri says talk of him joining Chelsea is pure speculation and he remains fully committed to the reigning Serie A champions.

The Blues are on the search for a permanent replacement for Jose Mourinho, who was sacked by the Premier League club in December, with interim manager Guus Hiddink's contract only running until the end of the current season.

The top coaches in the game have been linked with the position, such as Pep Guardiola and Diego Simeone, and now Allegri's name has been added to the list.

The Italian mentor has two Serie A titles to his name, one each with AC Milan and Juventus, and took the Turin club to the final of the Champions League last season.

However, when quizzed about a possible switch the Premier League, Allegri was adamant he was happy and focused on his task at Juventus.

"Just as there's transfer speculation around players, we get the same as coaches. It's normal, and I'm proud to be the coach of a big club like Juventus," he said.

"My thoughts are on Serie A, the Coppa Italia and the Champions League. I am under contract with Juventus until 2017 and, as I've said many times, I am happy here. So that's that," the 48-year-old concluded.

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