Tottenham target Miralem Pjanic has revealed that he won't be leaving Roma in January but has not ruled out a move to a different club in the foreseeable future.
The midfielder has scored three goals and assisted four in 12 starts this season for the Serie A leaders and has played a major part in Roma's transformation this season. The 23-year-old's contract expires in 2015 and it was believed that Roma will be willing to listen to offers in January or fear losing him on the cheap next summer. However, reports state that Roma have already started contract negotiations with the player and are hopeful of reaching a truce in the near future.
Manchester United were also reported to be interested along with Russian giants Zenit but his latest revelations have put a lid on the speculation. His best performance this season has been against Napoli where he scored a brace to secure a 2-0 victory over the Serie A giants. Roma are on track for their first Serie A title in many years and Pjanic's pledge to see them through should come as a major boost for the Italian club.
"I won't exclude the possibility of one day playing elsewhere, but I doubt this will happen soon. It certainly won't be in January, which is what some people have said, and certainly not in the next year and a half," he said in an interview.
Tottenham have already bought Eric Lamela from Roma who is yet to make a mark this season. Spurs have spent more than £100m on players following the transfer of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid but the north London club are yet to show a level of consistency which will make them serious contenders for the title. However, Michael Dawson believes that they will shed the disappointments from their league defeat against Newcastle and bounce back strongly.
"We had the disappointments against Arsenal and West Ham and came back and put it right. We've had some great results after those defeats. We've tried not to dwell on the Newcastle defeat and we'll come back again. That's the spirit we have at the club," Dawson told Tottenham's Official Website.