Mauricio Pochettino laughed off reports that he is set to leave Saints at the end of the season.

The Italian media have suggested that the highly thought of Saints boss will depart for pastures new in the summer, when he will have just a year left to run on his contract.

Pochettino admitted talks over a new deal have not yet begun but insisted the reports of his likely departure were incorrect.

“In Italy there is a new piece of news happening every single minute and most of them are contradictory from one hour to the next,” he smiled.

“What can I say about it? I think if we paid attention to every single report that came out in Italy we’d probably go mad.

“I can’t really comment on something that has no solidity to it.

“I am happy here of course.”

He added: “There haven’t been any talks about an extension of the contract.

“There isn’t any news about that and the moment that does happen I will answer that question.”