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Petter Solberg's co-driver, Phil Mills, has flatly refused reports that they will switch from Subaru to Ford or Citroen in 2008.

Following Marcus Gronholm’s retirement announcement, the rumour mill clicked into gear, with Solberg’s name at the top of the list.

But Mills has told British website 'crash.net' that there is no truth in the rumours.

"We are contracted until the end of 2009 with Subaru and I don't know where these rumours come from,” Mills said.

"We have shown commitment to Subaru by signing a three-year deal eight or nine months ago and there are no changes to that deal at all. We are committed until the end of 2009 and that is the end of that. These rumours are great I suppose from a press point of view, but I really don't know where they start."

Mills also suggested that young up-and-coming driver Jari-Matti Latvala will replace Gronholm at Ford, although there are other possibilities as well.

"If you look at it common-sense wise Latvala is there ready to move in. Mikko will go up to number one and Latvala will slot into number two. I guess everybody is guessing that way.

"They could go down the specialist route though and get [Francois] Duval in to do the tarmac events and even Marcus has said he hasn't retired full-time. If Marcus comes back and does five gravel rallies and Duval does the tarmac rallies, all of a sudden you have got a very interesting team there as well,” Mills added.

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