Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has poured cold water on the reports linking him with Italian club AC Milan.

France Football reported on Monday that the Frenchman was set to take over from Gennaro Gattuso at the San Siro, with I Rossoneri keen on appointing an experienced head as they look to qualify for the Champions League.

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However, Wenger has rubbished the report, branding it 'fake news'.

"The only thing I can say is, it’s fake news. If I signed somewhere I would tell you. It’s wrong,’ he said on beIN Sports.

"I cannot master the rumours, I can only master what I do in my life. That’s wrong as well. At the moment, I’m only just focused on doing well for beIN Sport, and that’s not easy."

Wenger has taken a step back from management since parting ways with the Gunners and has indicated that he will look to land another coaching job in 2019. 

The links with Milan did seem possible, given that current Arsenal CEO Ivan Gazidis will be taking up a role at the Serie A outfit toward the end of the year. But the coach has distanced himself from the job in no uncertain terms.

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Gattuso, meanwhile, led Milan to a sixth placed finish last season and they're currently in the fourth spot of the standings. But it's looking like he will have quite the job on his hands keeping them in the top four, especially when the fact that the club's last two wins were helped by last-minute goals is taken into consideration.