Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic has stressed that he does not want to leave the club despite speculation surrounding his future.
Pjanic, 23, joined Roma from Lyon in 2011 and has two years remaining on his contract at the Stadio Olimpico.
The Bosnia and Herzegovina international has been linked with moves to Arsenal and Tottenham in the close-season.
However, he insists that he has no desire to leave Roma.
“I don’t want to leave. Everyone at the club knows that,” he told the club’s official website.
“I’ve always wanted to stay here. I want to give everything to start the season well.
“I don’t know about the financial situation at the club. A new contract? It doesn’t happen overnight. We’re talking about it.
“The desire is there and we’ll see what happens in the future.”
Pjanic has made 60 appearances in his time in the Italian capital and is eager to maintain his place in the first team under new manager Rudi Garcia.
“There are a number of us in that position (midfield) and whoever’s on form will be in the team,” Pjanic added.
“The coach will find the right system. We need to do what we can to let the new signings settle.
“There are some great players who can help us to achieve success. Then it’ll be up to the coach to decide who to pick.”
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