Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is tightlipped on claims he interviewed for the AS Monaco job.

City's Italian boss is alleged to have spoken with the wealthy French outfit over a period of three months last season, says The Sun.

The tale has re-emerged at a time when there is renewed speculation about Mancini's long-term prospects at the Etihad.

The arrival of Txiki Begiristain to work alongside CEO Ferran Soriano means Mancini will be desperate to put another trophy in the cabinet.

The pair worked at Barcelona with all-conquering coach Pep Guardiola, who is expected to be looking for a job in the summer after taking a year out.