AC Milan to clarify Ancelotti position

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AC Milan vice president Adriano Galliani said today that the club's coaching situation could be clarified as early as Monday if a spot in next season's Champions League has been secured.

Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti has been linked to possible moves to Chelsea, AS Roma and Real Madrid in the offseason, while Marco van Basten and Luciano Spalletti are rumored to be front-runners for the San Siro job.

"I hope to be able to say something on Monday, because then we would have qualified directly," Galliani told the club Web site.

Galliani insisted that he had not spoken to anyone else about the coaching job.

"We have never thought about any coach and we shall leave it till the end of the season and then we will see," he said. "At Milan there's no chaos. We have clear ideas and we will communicate them at the end of the season."

Ancelotti has regularly denied that he is leaving Milan, insisting that he has a contract with the club until 2010.