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Pallotta: Pjanic will stay

Roma president James Pallotta is adamant that midfielder Miralem Pjanic and coach Rudi Garcia will both be at the club next season.

Pjanic only has a further season to run on his contract and he has been linked with the likes of Barcelona and Paris St Germain.

Talks are taking place regarding an extension for Pjanic and Pallotta is not concerned about the prospect of losing the Bosnia international in the summer.

"Pjanic will remain at Roma," Pallotta told Sport Mediaset.

"We have already spoken with him, everything is fine. Everyone is happy at Roma."

Garcia, meanwhile, has enjoyed an impressive first season as coach by leading Roma to second place and qualification for next term's UEFA Champions League.

Pallotta said of the Frenchman: "I don't understand the reason why many people think that he will leave. Garcia will remain with us for a long time.

"Roma in the 2014/15 season will be even stronger. The team that is here now will remain and there will be the arrival of a few new players too."