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Ancelotti -- I will not be leaving Milan

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  • AC Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti vows to remain with Serie A club next season
  • Ancelotti continues to be linked with move to English side Chelsea in summer
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(CNN) -- AC Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti has told Chelsea he will not leave the Serie A club to join the Blues next season.

Ancelotti has vowed to remain at AC Milan, where his contract runs out in June 2010.

Ancelotti has vowed to remain at AC Milan, where his contract runs out in June 2010.

Chelsea confirmed on Wednesday that Guus Hiddink would manage the side until the end of the season, but Ancelotti is reportedly owner Roman Abramovich's main candidate to replace Luiz Felipe Scolari in the long term.

However, AC Milan coach Ancelotti, who is under contract until June 2010, told Italian Web site www.calciomercato.com: "The only club that has made a move to sign me has been Chelsea.

"In the summer I met Abramovich but I didn't want to leave AC Milan. The same thing happens now, I am not thinking about leaving Milan."

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Ancelotti, 49, is the longest-serving manager in Italy's top flight after joining the Rossoneri in 2001 -- and it is not the first time he has been linked with a move away from the San Siro.

"Even seven years ago this happened," Ancelotti added. "At this point of the season the same story comes out but I am not worried."

Ancelotti also spoke about Milan's loan signing David Beckham. The England midfielder has impressed since joining in January from Los Angeles Galaxy but is set to leave the club on March 9 unless the Rossoneri agree a deal with the Major League Soccer side.

Ancelotti said: "In my opinion, in order to keep Beckham, sacrifices should be made because he is an important player for the team."

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