Infrastructure fund F2i denies interest in Italy's Telco

MILAN Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:44am EST

MILAN Nov 20 (Reuters) - Italian infrastructure fund F2i is not interested in taking a stake in Telco, the vehicle controlling Telecom Italia, an F2i spokesperson told Reuters on Tuesday in an email message.

"The news that was published is groundless," said the spokesperson denying a report published by Italy's daily la Repubblica on its website saying F2i was considering offering between 500 and 750 million euros for a stake in Telco.

(Reporting by Massimo Gaia, writing by Francesca Landini, editing by Antonella Ciancio)