Sunderland manager Gus Poyet told Italian media “Emanuele Giaccherini has a contract” and will remain.
There have been persistent reports the midfielder is set for a return to Serie A this summer, as Genoa and Fiorentina are among clubs interested.
“I don’t know what we’re talking about, as I know nothing about this,” Poyet told TuttoMercatoWeb.
“Giaccherini has a contract with Sunderland.
“Will he be here next season? Why wouldn’t he be?”