• Premier League

Roma cool Suarez rumours

ESPN staff
April 5, 2012
Luis Suarez has been linked with a move to Roma © PA Photos

Roma have moved to dispel reports they are weighing up a bid for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.

Suarez still has four years remaining on the five-and-a-half year deal he signed with the Premier League club when he moved from Ajax in January 2011, but questions about his future on Merseyside remain following a controversial few months at the club.

Despite recently affirming his commitment to the club, Suarez has been linked with a move away from Anfield, and Roma were touted as a potential destination for the Uruguay striker.

However, Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini insisted there had been no contact with Liverpool over a potential summer deal.

"There is no negotiation going on for Suarez," Sabatini told Radio Mana Mana. "Even though he's had a few problems recently, he's a really strong player, but these are only transfer rumours."

Roma have also been linked with Genoa's Rodrigo Palacio, but with the club currently sixth in Serie A, Sabatini admitted their summer spending will be influenced by whether they qualify for next season's Champions League.

"We are satisfied with the attackers that we already have in the squad. We have other priorities," Sabatini added. "Should we qualify for that competition then our market strategies would change."

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