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Trap link with Juve rubbish says Delaney

THE FAI is adamant that that Giovanni Trapattoni has no interest in taking up a part-time position with Juventus and is fully committed to the Republic of Ireland.

"I've been in contact with Giovanni and there is nothing in it," said CEO John Delaney.

"We renewed his contract, as people know, for the European Championships and he's looking forward to going to the draw on February 7 with us in Poland."

"I think he was very attracted to international football and managing the Irish team, having given up club management, and that's certainly not something he's going to go back to at this juncture."

Speculation linking Trapattoni with Juventus has been widspead in Italy now for a week and refuses to die down.