Osvaldo eyes long Roma stay

The Italy striker has been linked with a move to AC Milan amongst others of late, but is hoping to remain with the Giallorossi for some time yet
Roma striker Pablo Osvaldo has insisted that he has no intention of leaving the Italian capital any time soon, despite rumours that he met the club's management to discuss his future.

The Italy international has been touted as a potential replacement for Alexandre Pato, who left AC Milan for Corinthians on Thursday, but the player is adamant that he will stay put.

"I hope that Roma are my future," he told Sky Sport Italia.

"I never said I wanted to leave Roma. I want to stay for a long time. [The club's hierarchy] only spoke to me to find out if I was okay."

Roma return to action with a clash against Napoli on Sunday, and Osvaldo is hoping to do better than Edinson Cavani to help him climb up the scoring charts.

"The match against Napoli will be a great spectacle for the people. Cavani is better than me, but I think we can get there to move ahead of Napoli.

"It would be great to win for the scoring charts."