BRIEF-Telecom Italia chairman says not in merger talks with Orange

miércoles 13 de enero de 2016 08:51 GYT

Jan 13 (Reuters) - Telecom Italia chairman Giuseppe Recchi says:

* no contacts with Orange on potential consolidation in Europe, it's "only speculation"

* Orange CEO Stéphane Richard told reporters on Tuesday his company would like to take part in consolidation in Europe, which "could involve Telecom Italia" Further company coverage: (Reporting by Milan Newsroom)