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Djourou agent cools Roma link

ESPN staff
October 11, 2012
Johan Djourou appears to be out of Arsene Wenger's plans © Getty Images

Roma have not made contact over Arsenal defender Johan Djourou, the player's agent has said.

Djourou, 25, would appear to be out of the first-team picture at Emirates Stadium and has not yet appeared for the Gunners in the Premier League this season.

There had been rumours that Roma were eager to take him to Italy in January, but his agent indicated that the Switzerland international is likely to remain with the club at least until the end of the season.

"There has been absolutely no contact with Roma and I don't know where these rumours have come from," agent Flavio Ferraria told calciomercato.it. "I met Johan recently, but we did not talk about Roma because there's really nothing to say.

"There is no real possibility that he will leave Arsenal as he is contracted to them until 2015. However, we will evaluate the current situation in January."

Ferraria did acknowledge that Djourou would be keen to play in Serie A at some stage.

"Obviously he would like to play in Italy because we have discussed this several times before, but he hasn't a preference for any specific club," he said. "I think he would do very well at Roma because he is young and versatile and the most important thing is that he wants to play with continuity."

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