Capello cool on Real link
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Capello spent one season in charge of Real during the 1996/97 campaign and won the Spanish league title.
There is continued speculation in Spain as to who will replace Carlos Queiroz at the Real helm this summer - although Los Merengues have yet to confirm the Portuguese tactician will be leaving.
Benfica boss Jose Antonio Camacho is the current favourite for the post, but Capello along with Victor Fernandez and Rafa Benitez have also been mooted as possible candidates.
However, speaking to Spanish radio station Onda Cero, Capello dismissed the claims as mere speculation.
"Real Madrid have offered me absolutely nothing," the Roma coach stated. "There are rumours here (in Italy also)."
The former Milan chief also played down talk that Real were poised to swoop for a trio of his most important players; Walter Samuel, Emerson and Francesco Totti.
"Not everyone is talking about these rumours," he continued. "I will not be speaking about this to them (the players).
"Everyone knows that they are rumours.
"They are very good players, regulars for their country and everybody wants them."
When pressed about whether he thought that the three would be staying, he continued: "That is the hope.
"Anyway, it is the president who will decide. It depends on him not the coach."