By Leigh Mcmanus For Mailonline
Published: 08:00 GMT, 9 November 2019 | Updated: 09:19 GMT, 9 November 2019
River Plate coach Marcelo Gallardo has attempted to throw water on intensifying speculation that he will replace Ernesto Valverde at Barcelona.
An increasing number of fans have voiced their frustration at Valverde after a series of underwhelming Barca displays this season. Despite his side being second in the La Liga standings with two games in hand, the Blaugrana have already lost three times domestically.
Barcelona and club president Josep Bartomeu demand not just results, but points achieved in a stylish manner, so their inconsistent form has led to Gallardo being mooted.
Marcelo Gallardo is reportedly being lined up to replace Ernesto Valverde as Barcelona boss
However, the Argentine told a news conference on Friday, via Globo Esporte, that he hasn't been approached.
'No party came forward to start a conversation, especially knowing that we are in a very important