SIENA, Italy (Reuters) - Alessandro Profumo, chairman of troubled Italian lender Monte dei Paschi di Siena
"These are decisions one takes in cold blood and in the right place, I have nothing to say," Profumo told a shareholder meeting.
He said a board meeting of the bank was scheduled to be held in January and he would take his decision then.
Speculation has been mounting that Profumo might quit because of a clash with the bank's top investor over the timing of a vital capital increase.
(Reporting by Silvia Aloisi, editing by Valentina Za)