Roma president James Pallotta has not only insisted that Miralem Pjanic, Radja Nainggolen, and others will stay, but that rumors of their departure have harmed the club.
With Roma’s recent unbeaten run of 10 matches, including nine wins in that span, the chatter and white noise surrounding the club’s stars has ramped up.
“Every day I read that players will be sold,” Pallotta told Roma Radio. “There is talk of the possible sale of Pjanic. That’s not true, I have not sanctioned that, I want him to stay. I’m tired of these rumors, they hurt the club.”
Since a 1-0 loss to Juventus in mid-January, the club has flourished under new manager Luciano Spalletti, moving past Fiorentina and Inter Milan into the final Champions League place. Spalletti replaced Rudi Garcia in January.
Rumors have pegged Chelsea as possible buyers of defender Kostas Manolas, but have been discouraged by a high asking price, which would be consistent with Pallotta’s hesitancy to sell.