MILAN, April 9 Telco, the holding company that
owns more than one fifth of Telecom Italia, said on
Tuesday it has had no contacts with Hutchison Whampoa
over possible integration between Telecom Italia and the Hong
The holding company of the Italian telecoms group also
denied any contacts on the issue with Telecom Italia.
A source familiar with the negotiations said on Tuesday
Hutchison Whampoa is in talks to buy up to 29.9 percent of
Telco said its shareholders had had no recent contacts with
Hutchison or Telecom Italia.
Telecom Italia said on Friday there had been
preliminary contacts with the Hutchison Whampoa group
to study a possible integration with its 3 Italia unit, also
known as H3G.
(Reporting by Francesca Landini)