Uli Ferber insists there's been no contact with Samp about a switch to Italy.
"We are only dealing with journalistic speculation," he told TMW. "We have a meeting with Barcelona's directors planned for 10 days' time and only then will we know more about his future.
"It will depend on the club's plans. If they decide not to count on him then we will try and find a new destination."
When asked if there are Italian clubs interested in Hleb, he said: "Yes, but also in Germany and England."