Prade denies Roma players will follow Spalletti to Zenit

Roma chief Daniele Prade is confident of keeping hold of his players.

Roma chief Daniele Prade is confident of keeping hold of his players.

Matteo Brighi, David Pizarro and Simone Perrotta have all been linked with Zenit St Petersburg following the appointment of Luciano Spalletti as coach.

But Prade said: "No, they are players who have just renewed with us. I'm sure Spalletti likes them, but he will remain with us.

"Matteo also has a contract with us and it is clear that he interests Spalletti, but this does not mean he is leaving."