Hoffenheim manager Julian Nagelsmann has once again denied having any contact with Borussia Dortmund .
Dortmund have appointed former Cologne boss Peter Stoger until June 30, 2018, after dismissing Peter Bosz at the weekend.
Publications including kicker, Suddeutsche Zeitung and Bild have reported that Dortmund have held constructive talks with Nagelsmann and that it is down to Hoffenheim agreeing to release their 30-year-old head coach in the summer.
Nagelsmann is under contract until 2021 but that deal is reported to contain a release clause that comes into effect from 2019.
“Things don’t change every two days,” Nagelsmann, whose agent also represents former BVB coach Jurgen Klopp, told reporters.
“I already said two days ago I have had no contact. Should I put ‘KK’ for ‘kein kontakt’ [‘no contact’] on my forehead?”
Dortmund turned to Stoger — recently dismissed by Cologne after a dismal start to the season — as a short-term measure after an alarming dip in form prompted Bosz’s exit just six months after his appointment.