George Clooney, the so-called sexiest man alive, has shunned reports that he is going to sell up his mansion villa in Lake Como in Italy because of paparazzi stalking him while his is in town trying to enjoy his vacation.

It has been widely reported by various media outlets that Clooney planned to sell his Lake Como villa in exchange for a new, less obvious, home in Lake Loreto Island.

However, Clooney said there is no truth in such reports.

In a statement released this week, Clooney said, "To complete the news cycle: I am not buying an island and am not selling my house in Italy. The story was made up, then picked up and now denied. End of another riveting day of false news."