Stekelenburg eyes Roma move
Holland shot-stopper could join Serie A side
Last Updated: July 21, 2011 10:09am
Stekelenburg: Goalkeeper is eyeing move to Serie A with Roma
Ajax goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg is keen on a switch to Roma this summer, according to his agent.
The Netherlands No.1, who is out of contract in Amsterdam next June, has been continuously linked with the Serie A club.
And while his agent, Rob Jansen, admits negotiations are slow-moving, he insists the 28-year-old keeper is targeting a switch to the Italian capital.
"Maarten would like a move to Roma, otherwise I would not be having talks with the club," Rob Jansen told Voetbal International.
But Jansen added that any deal is a long way from being completed as talks continue between the two sides.
"The negotiations are not progressing smoothly," he said.
"The two clubs are some distance apart but there will be further talks today (Thursday) in Amsterdam. Ajax have not yet set a deadline."
Ajax have made it clear that they are keen for Stekelenburg to extend his stay in Amsterdam beyond next year.
The Eredivisie champions risk losing the keeper, capped 40 times for the Netherlands, on a free transfer if they do not sell him this summer or in the January transfer window.
Ajax coach Frank de Boer said on Monday: "We want to clarify whether (Stekelenburg) is staying or not and whether he wants to extend his current contract. If not, then a winter transfer seems probable."