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Rovers not big enough for vucinic

Published 27/06/2011 | 05:00

Mirko Vucinic's agent has ruled out a move to Blackburn for the Roma striker, saying he deserves a "more prestigious" club. The 27-year-old has been linked with a move to the Premier League and to Roma's Serie A rivals Juventus despite having two years remaining on his contract.

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But Ewood Park is not a potential destination for the Montenegro international, according to his representative.

Alessandro Lucci said: "I have not heard anything. For now it's on standby because first we want to understand the intentions of Roma.

"Blackburn talk is just a rumour. It is a respectable club but I think Mirko deserves a more prestigious club."

On the possibility of a switch to Turin, Lucci insisted there had been no contact.

"The two clubs have never spoken," he said. "I met with Juve, but also for other players. To date there has been no negotiations. Juve are a prestigious club, like Roma.

"Vucinic will either remain in the capital, or will aim for a team of a similar level."

Irish Independent

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