Inter chief Moratti denies Capello reports

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Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti insists he is not thinking of replacing coach Claudio Ranieri with former England manager Fabio Capello.

Capello resigned on Wednesday, angry at a decision by the Football Association to strip John Terry of the England captaincy.

In an official statement on Thursday, Moratti says reports he is thinking of replacing Ranieri ''now or at the end of the season are without any basis whatsoever'' and that rumors he is considering bringing in Capello are ''as unfounded.''

Capello had a glittering career as a coach in Italy, guiding AC Milan, Roma and Juventus to seven Serie A titles, although the two he won with Juve were both revoked following a match-fixing scandal.

Inter lies fifth in the Serie A.

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