Friday July 13 2012
Juan to rescind Roma contract

Absent from Roma’s training session today, there are reports that centre-back Juan has agreed to rescind his contract with the club.

The Brazilian defender has in the past few months been consistently linked with a departure from the capital outfit, even as his inclusion in Zdenek Zeman’s pre-season squad indicated that he remained in the Giallorossi’s plans.

However, reports this morning suggested that he had reached an agreement with Roma to cancel his contract, which his agent has now confirmed are not wide of the mark.

“There is the imminent possibility that he will be leaving,” Michele Gerbino told this evening.

“I cannot add anything about a possible destination, I can only say that we have had two offers and in the coming days with the player we will decide on the best solution.

“He has much respect for Roma and for Zeman. This is a decision that the player has taken and spoken to Franco Baldini about, who has then agreed.

“I would like to thank Baldini for not hindering this decision in any way.”

Various outlets are now reporting that the club have agreed to terminate his contract, which with a €4m salary still had a year left to run.

Juan is now expected to return to Brazil, but the anticipated return to Flamengo could be sidelined by a move from Bahia.