Italy national team head coach Giampiero Ventura admitted that he is flattered by reports linking him to the vacant Jiangsu Suning job.
The 69-year-old tactician merged as one of the contenders for the vacancy after the Chinese Super League side parted way with South Korean coach Choi Yong-soo.
However, Ventura, who replaced Antonio Conte as Italy coach in June last year insisted that his focus is still on the current team.
“There’s nothing to explain. I was flattered because it comes from an economically powerful club,” he said was quoted by Football Italia.
“If it was real, I would feel honoured, but at the moment I am coach of Italy. We started a project and it’s logical we carry it forward. We are talking about reaching the  European Championship.”
Jiangsu currently sit second-bottom in the table after recording just one win from 12 league games despite their squad have the likes of Ramires and Alex Teixeira.