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Monday March 7 2011
Juan staying at Roma

Roma stopper Juan has no intention of leaving the Giallorossi this summer, his agent has claimed.

Juan has been linked with a switch after struggling to perform to his highest levels in the Italian capital this term.

However, Michele Gerbino, his agent, has told LaRoma24 that the Brazilian international expects to still be wearing the same shirt next term.

"I've heard the rumours too, but we are not circulating them," Gerbino noted. "Evidently there is someone who has a vested interest in these whispers.

"It is clear that the big clubs like Juan, but he's happy in Rome and he has no intention of moving.

"The quality of life in the capital has no equals, his family are happy and he has an excellent relationship with all of the squad members.

"The change of ownership at Roma also has nothing to do with his future."

Flamengo have been paired with the player, but that move could only take place once Juan's 2013 contract expires.

"It's only possible at the end of his deal and Juan is tied to Roma until 2013," he added. "But he is willing to extend that contract to stay here.

"That's something to discuss in the future though. For now he is focused on getting past Shakhtar in the Champions League."

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