Friday, 10th June, 2011 

A move for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Niko Kranjcar to Serie A giants Roma has been ruled out by the club’s director of football.

The Giallorossi have been strongly linked with Kranjcar in the last six months and it was widely assumed that the infusion of funds provided by Thomas DiBendetto’s takeover of the capital city club would lead to a renewed assault for the Croatian.

However, according to Walter Sabatini, interest in the Spurs man has now ended.

Asked about a deal between Spurs and Roma, Sabatini replied: "No, no.

"This rumour circulated in the past and it cannot be referred to in the present. It is an old story, so to speak."

But Roma’s transfer supremo is well aware that Kranjcar is being tracked by a number of clubs, even if one of them is not the Giallorossi.

"The player is definitely liked a lot around Europe, there are other teams interested."

For Kranjcar, a move away from White Hart Lane would provide more first team football, although the Croatian star is determined to pick any destination carefully.

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