The former Cagliari director has made it clear that no move to Leeds United has been agreed.
Change is afoot at Leeds United. Neil Redfearn has been replaced by Uwe Rosler as head coach and behind the scenes other appointments are on the brink.
One position the club are trying to fill is director of football. Nicola Salerno is no more and another Italian has recently been linked with a move to Elland Road. Francesco Marroccu has recently left his post at Massimo Cellino's former club Cagliari, after they suffered relegation to Serie B.
The man himself has now spoken about his future and he has made it clear no deal is set with Leeds United. He is quoted as telling La Nuova Sardegna:
"I go away without knowing if I will have a job next season. Right now it is not the priority. The most important thing is the reconstruction of Cagliari. I am convinced they will soon return to Serie A ".
"I also read these things [Leeds rumours] but I guarantee you that I had no contact with the president [Cellino]. My future is still to be written."
Not a denial in the ultimate 'never going to happen' sense but it would certainly seem that rumours of his imminent appointment are a little way off the mark.
Marroccu was only appointed as Cagliari's director of football last summer, but previously worked with Cellino as a general director in Sardinia.
So while deal is yet done, keep tabs on Marroccu. He may very well end up in Yorkshire for the new season.