Hillary Clinton has denied reports that she is planning to quit her job next year to become president of the World Bank, a State Department spokesman said.

Secretary Clinton has not had any conversations with the President, the White House or anyone about moving to the World Bank, said Philippe Reines in a statement. She has expressed absolutely no interest in the job and would not take it if offered, he said.

Reuters earlier Thursday published a story saying that Clinton was in talks about a possible move to the World Bank.

The International Monetary Fund is in the middle of a search to replace its former managing director, raising the political discussion of management of its sister institution, the World Bank, The Wall Street Journal reported. In an unwritten agreement that has stood for the past seven decades, a European has headed the IMF and an American the World Bank.

Current president Robert Zoellick's term expires in June 2012.