Tottenham Hotspur are set to be disappointed once again after Roma's attacking midfielder Miralem Pjanic made it clear that he has no intention of leaving the club.
The Bosnia and Herzegovina international has repeatedly been linked with a move away from the Italian side this summer, with the Daily Mirror reporting that Tottenham were keen to secure his services.
Spurs have struggled to complete a number of deals in the current transfer window, with David Villa deciding to join Atletico Madrid, while young Croatian starlet Tin Jedvaj decided to reject a move to White Hart Lane in order to join Roma.
Now it seems Jedvaj could well be teaming up with Pjanic as the 23 year old made it clear that he wants to remain at the Stadio Olimpico.
"I don't want to leave. Everyone at the club knows that," Pjanic told Roma's official site. "I've always wanted to stay here. I want to give everything to start the season well.
"I don't know about the financial situation at the club. A new contract? It doesn't happen overnight. We're talking about it. The desire is there and we'll see what happens in the future."
Tottenham have signed one midfielder already this summer in Brazilian Paulinho but it seems they will miss out on Pjanic who confirmed that he will stay and fight for his place in Rudi Garcia's side.
"There are a number of us in that position (midfield) and whoever's on form will be in the team," added Pjanic. "The coach will find the right system. We need to do what we can to let the new signings settle.
"There are some great players who can help us to achieve success. Then it'll be up to the coach to decide who to pick."