Lazio defender Massimo Oddo has reiterated his desire to stay in Rome, claiming he has no intention of joining Juventus when the transfer window reopens in January.

The former Verona full back, who with along teammate Jaap Stam, has been linked with a move to Juventus, but Oddo believes he owes a debt to Lazio coach Roberto Mancini.

‘I owe myself to the coach, I just want to play,’ stated Oddo.

‘Mancini knows me and he knows what I am able to give.

‘I am not interested in the Bianconeri rumours, unless Mancini tells me I am not his plans. I am only interested in my Lazio jersey.’

‘I have to have continuity in my career if I am to take part in the European Championships for Italy.

‘We must keep concentration in the Coppa Italia and Italian league, I still think we could make it interesting.’