Montali - Duo staying put
Giampaolo Montali has played down reports claiming Philippe Mexes and Mirko Vucinic are set to leave.
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 19/07/10 10:44pm
Roma director Giampaolo Montali has played down reports claiming key duo Philippe Mexes and Mirko Vucinic are set to leave the club.
Last season's Serie A runners-up were officially put up for sale earlier this month as the club's owners attempt to wipe out all debts.
Striker Vucinic has been linked with a move to Manchester City while Juventus are reportedly lining up a bid for defender Mexes.
But Montali told Sky Italia: "Next season's team is this one.
"There could be the departures of a few younger players to allow them to gain experience, but important players like Mexes or Vucinic won't leave."
Nicolas Burdisso is another player strongly rumoured to be leaving the club, with Rafa Benitez's Inter Milan favourites to acquire his signature.
Montali said: "Opening signals from Inter? We are working on it."