Marquinhos agent laughs off Barcelona links

The Catalans are reported to be closely monitoring the defender's situation but his representative has rules out a summer move for the 19-year-old Roma prospect
Marquinhos's agent, Roberto Calenda, insists that the centre-back has no intention of leaving Roma amid reported interest from Barcelona.

The 19-year-old was one of the revelations of the 2012-13 campaign and his superb performances have allegedly attracted the interest of the Spanish champions.

Nevertheless, Marquinhos is focused on his current club for now and is not interested in a move elsewhere.

"These rumours are flattering but he still has a four-year contract with Roma. It's useless to talk about a transfer," Calenda told Radio Sportiva.

"He will stay at Roma. It is inevitable that there is interest from other clubs but a move elsewhere is not on the horizon."

The defender joined Roma from Corinthians in the summer of 2012 and has since developed into a key player for the Giallorossi.