AC Milan's Silvio Berlusconi has hit out at claims that vice-president Adriano Galliani is on his way out of the club.
The former Italian Prime Minister, who has worked alongside the 68-year-old since 1986, moved promptly to quell the rumours, and took the opportunity to underline his complete confidence in his right-hand man.
"I take this opportunity to reiterate my total faith in Adriano Galliani," Berlusconi told reporters at a press conference.
“There have been some articles relating to Milan and its structure. These articles are devoid of any truth.
"He [Galliani] is one of the greatest men in the game and has been my friend for 30 years. I have unconditional professional respect for him."
Milan continue their Champions League campaign on Wednesday when they face Zenit St Petersburg at 20:45CET.