Tuesday September 4 2012
Zambrotta 'not in Roma's plans'

Gianluca Zambrotta’s agent has ruled out reports he’s in talks with Roma as a replacement for the injured Federico Balzaretti.

The Giallorossi are short-staffed in the left-back role after Balzaretti picked up a thigh strain that will rule him out for up to a month, while summer signing Dodo is also sidelined.

This fuelled rumours Zambrotta was in negotiations, as he is a free agent after his contract with Milan expired.

“There is no evidence behind this story,” agent Giuseppe Bonetto told

“There’s no point asking director Walter Sabatini or Coach Zdenek Zeman for their opinions on Zambrotta, as it’s obvious they’ll say he’s a great professional, but for obvious reasons he is not in Roma’s plans.

“I speak to Walter every day and he confirmed to me this move is impossible. Zambrotta is not part of the Roma project because of his age among other reasons.”