Ajax fullback Urby Emanuelson has moved to cool talk of a switch to Roma in January.

Emanuelson admitted earlier this season he came close to joining Roma over the summer, but revealed yesterday: "I've never said I want to leave. I know that this Ajax will not allow another valuable piece leave after Ryan Babel and Wesley Sneijder left during the summer.

"I have a contract until 2011 and I have never been in contact with Roma."