Roman Abramovich has ruled out Rafa Benitez as a replacement at Chelsea for manager Carlo Ancelotti.

The Daily Mail says Benitez has been told to forget the idea he might be the man to replace Ancelotti should the Italian leave Chelsea.

The former Liverpool boss has made it clear through his representatives that he would be open to a move to Stamford Bridge if Ancelotti moves on.

But Abramovich has no interest in recruiting Benitez, who has been out of work since he was sacked by Inter Milan in December, six months after losing his job at Anfield.

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