Arsenal defender Djourou not heading to Roma, says agent

The 25-year-old has been linked with a move to Serie A, while the Switzerland international's representative admits the defender wants more regular first-team football
Johan Djourou's agent has rubbished reports linking the Arsenal defender with a move to Roma but revealed the 25-year-old would switch to Serie A in order to secure regular first-team football.

Despite receiving backing from Arsene Wenger over his future at the Emirates last month, the Switzerland international has yet to feature for the Gunners in the Premier League this term.

Djourou's agent, Flavio Ferraria, has previously revealed that the defender was the subject of an £8.1 million offer from an unnamed Italian side, but claims that any links with Roma are speculation.

"There has been absolutely no contact with Roma and I don't know where these rumours have come from," Ferraria told

"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."