Agent of Roma forward Erik Lamela plays down link to Manchester United

Erik Lamela: Being linked with a big-money move, but no transfer talks have been held

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The agent of Roma forward Erik Lamela has rubbished reports suggesting that Manchester United have tabled a big-money bid for his client.

The Argentina international has seen his profile rise considerably in 2012/13, with a number of eye-catching displays in Serie A bringing him to the attention of clubs across Europe.

Roma are understandably reluctant to part with a man they snapped up from River Plate in the summer of 2011.

It has, however, been speculated that they may be about to see their resolve tested, with United said to be willing to part with €35million (£30m) for the 20-year-old's services.

Lamela'a representative has sought to play down the rumours, though, by insisting that no transfer discussions have been held.

Pablo Sabbag told gazzettagiallorossa.it: "No, there is no truth.

"At the moment there is no official offer from Manchester United for Lamela.

"I have a relationship with Manchester United, but I have never discussed this topic with them or with Roma.

"Will Erik stay at Roma? It is still too early to talk about the market."