Roma rubbish Emerson claim
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The player himself had suggested earlier in the week that he could be sacrificed in January by the capital club for that reason, but both manager Fabio Capello and director of sport Franco Baldini have dismissed the claim.
"I bet that at the end Emerson will stay," Capello declared.
"I reaffirm what I have said in the past: in my opinion no-one will leave Roma.
"Emerson? He just answered a question without intending to provoke troubles or a destabilization."
Baldini echoed the sentiments of the former Milan boss, and insisted Emerson would definitely be remaining at Stadio Olimpico at least until the end of the season.
"As long as I am there, I can guarantee Emerson will stay in Rome," Baldini declared.
"In any it is 100 percent certain that he will stay with us until next summer.
"It's also been ruled out that there will be arrivals."
Baldini did add, however, that the club were still keen on trying to lure Juventus star Edgar Davids to the club for next season, and was adamant the Dutch international would be quitting Juve even if his destination was still unclear.
"The only thing over which I could bet is that Davids from next summer won't wear the Juve jersey," he continued.
"For us he remains an important aim.
"It won't be an easy negotiation, but I'm convicted we will arrive to something positive."
Meanwhile, the giallorossi look set to take disciplinary action against midfielder Francisco Lima after he failed to attend training on Friday.
The Brazilian had a request to miss training turned down, but didn't show anyway and now looks set to be sanctioned.
"In the next few days the club will decide the possible disciplinary measures to be taken against the player," a statement on the official club website read.