Defender exit rumours denied
Arsenal defender Johan Djourou is not heading to Roma in the transfer window, according to the player's agent.
The Switzerland international has slipped well down the pecking order at the Emirates Stadium and has yet to make an appearance for the Gunners first team this season.
That has led to reports he could be on the move when the transfer window re-opens, but Flavio Ferraria insists Djourou's future remains at Arsenal and says there has been no contact from Roma.
"There has been absolutely no contact with Roma and I don't know where these rumours have come from," he 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.
"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. 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."