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Olivier Dacourt has admitted he is not seeking a move away from Roma, despite reports linking him with a move away from the capital.

The French midfielder says he is flattered to be linked with the likes of Barcelona and Juventus, but is focused on returning to full fitness and securing his place with Roma.

“I’ve never said I want to go away,” he told Corriere dello Sport. “I’m at Roma and I am only thinking of returning to playing at 100 percent.

“There is lots of time and this is not the time to think about my future. I’ve never thought about it.

“Barcelona and Juventus are great teams and it is a pleasure knowing they are looking, but I do not know if Roma want to sell me.

“In football you never know. There are players like Dellas whose contract is set to expire in June and he does not know what the future holds. So for me it is carpe diem.

“But for the moment I have not thought about it. I read the papers and see the rumours which say I could be sold all over the world. But, for me, the most important thing is to recover from injury.”

Dacourt returned from injury against Chievo last weekend and he was relieved to have come through the game unscathed.

“It was a bad injury,” he added. “Worse than first thought.

“It could easily have ended my career. The damaged muscle was close to the sciatic nerve and it could have had a lot of consequences.

“This is the reason it has taken three months for me to return.”

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