Catania insist coach Vincenzo Montella is staying.
Montella is wanted back at former club AS Roma.
"He is our Coach and has a contract until next year. I hope that I have been clear enough," said President Antonino Pulvirenti.
The patron did admit to telephone conversations with Roma directors, who want Montella to replace Luis Enrique.
"I categorically deny having requested either money or players to release Montella."