Cissé's agent denies reports of Roma move

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The agent of Marseille star Djibril Cisse has rubbished talk that his client is set for a move to Roma, and says there is no chance of any such transfer taking place.

The Giallorossi have been desperately searching for a top-class center forward all summer, and after missing out on Adrian Mutu and being linked to other targets such as Julio Baptista, it was reported in some sections of the Italian press this morning that Cisse was on the verge of joining the club.

Tuttomercatoweb claimed that Roma was set to snap up the French international for the relatively low price of $11 million, and that the deal could become official within days.

However, Cisse's agent has denied all talk of a transfer, and has blamed the striker's brother for starting the false rumors.

"First of all Cisse doesn't want to go to Italy," Ranko Stojic told "Secondly, I haven't had any contact with the Giallorossi regarding Cisse. I know where these stories come from -- the player's brother talks too much without any authority. Roma isn't an option that interests Cisse and I have no meeting with them scheduled."

Cisse, who scored 15 goals last season, is still expected to leave Marseille this summer after falling out with his club's president Pape Diouf.