Italian sides Juventus and Roma have ruled out a move for former Manchester United skipper Roy Keane.

The Serie A clubs were linked with a move for the 34-year-old who made a shock exit from Old Trafford last week.

But a Juve spokesman: “Juventus is very strong right now and we do not need any more players.”

And a Roma official said: “We’ve never been in contact with Keane or his agent because he is a player that doesn’t interest us, not now or in the future.”

The Juve official refused to deny reports in the Independent that Keane’s lawyer Michael Kennedy had contacted the club to see if they were interested in signing the midfielder.

Juve lead Serie A by five points and toip their Champions League group, although Keane would have been ineligible to represent them in Europe this season.

A number of British clubs have already been linked with the ex-Republic of Ireland midifielder, although given Keane’s stated reluctance to play against United, a move to Scottish Premier League leaders Celtic looks the most likely solution.

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