Michu signs new Swansea deal

BY foxsports • January 23, 2013

Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic has distanced himself from reports linking him with a move to Primera Division leaders Barcelona.

The Bosnia international was on Tuesday quoted as telling Spanish news agency EFE that Barca scouts had watched him at the Stadio Olimpico and that he would be open to any subsequent approach from the Catalan giants.

The 22-year-old on Wednesday denied speaking to journalists, though, instead committing his future to Roma, for whom he has been a first-team regular since leaving Lyon in 2011.

Quoted in the Corriere dello Sport, he told ANSA: "I respect Barcelona, but my team is Roma and I'm happy where I am.

"I've not spoken with any journalists. I have two and a half years on my contract and I've never thought about leaving."

The 26-year-old forward has taken the Premier League by storm since joining from Rayo Vallecano for just ?2million in the summer, scoring 13 top-flight goals so far this term.

His exploits had seen the Spaniard linked with a big-money move away from the Swans, but he has penned a deal to keep him in south Wales until 2016.

He told the official club website: "It was an easy decision for me. I am living a dream here at Swansea."


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