Cagliari boss Massimiliano Allegri has dismissed reports linking him with the Italy job.

Allegri has been mentioned as a potential successor to Marcello Lippi with the Azzurri.

He said: "It's normal that there are many rumours about the future of us trainers at this time of year.

"But the news stories only make me smile. I prefer to concentrate myself on Cagliari.

"We must start winning again. After an exhausting season there is still a little energy left and it's best to exploit it in the final part of the campaign."