Bosnian international unlikely to be moving to England this summer.
The agent of Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic has told the Italian media that his client will not be leaving the club this summer.
The 23-year-old ace had been linked with a move to Tottenham earlier this month, but it appears that team-mate Erik Lamela is closing in on a switch to White Hart Lane instead.
Nevertheless, reports in Italy maintain that Roma must sacrifice one of the two talented stars as they look to reduce their wage bill ahead of the new campaign.
However, Michele Gerbino, Pjanic’s agent, has insisted that his client will not be the one to quit the club this summer, and expects him to be at the Stadio Olimpico for the foreseeable future.
“Miralem is and will remain a Roma player,” he told Centro Suono Sport as reported by Football Italia. “He will not be sold this summer, absolutely not.”
Pjanic joined the Giallorossi from Lyon in 2011 for a fee in the region of €11m, and despite doubts over his future the arrival of new coach Rudi Garcia has seen him placed at the forefront of the club’s new project.
The French tactician has made no secret of his desire to see the Bosnian international stay in Rome, as he looks to deploy him in a three-man midfield alongside Daniele De Rossi and Kevin Strootman.
Despite the sale of Pablo Osvaldo to Southampton earlier this week in a deal believed to be worth around €17m, Roma are still set to be forced to part company with another key player after it was announced that De Rossi is set to stay while Francesco Totti is likely to be offered a new deal.