Fluminense deny Roma contact over Jean

The Brazilian giants have dismissed speculation the Serie A side have inquired about the midfielder, insisting the player will not leave

Fluminense have denied that Roma have made contact over the transfer of midfielder Jean in the summer.

Reports in Italy had claimed that the Giallorossi had scouted the 26-year-old while he was with the Brazil squad who faced Italy, Russia and Bolivia in March.

But club director Rodrigo Caetano has revealed no talks between the two clubs have taken place, adding that his side have no intention of selling the player.

“if there is any interest, they have to come to us,” he told reporters.

“I have nothing to say for now, Jean will stay with us for a long time.”

Jean has previous experience of European football, having spent time on loan at Portuguese outfit Penafiel from Sao Paulo.