Seydou Doumbia not considering Roma exit despite Premier League interest

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AS Roma striker Seydou Doumbia is not thinking about his future amid Premier League interest, according to his agent.

The 27-year-old striker only joined the Italian side earlier this year after agreeing to leave Russian outfit CSKA Moscow, but after some stand-out performances he has been strongly linked with a move to England in the near-future.

January Move

During the January transfer window, Roma paid Moscow around £15.8 million in order to land the Ivorian international, and has since gone on to make eight Serie A appearances, scoring one goal.

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Doumbia previously spent five years with CSKA Moscow from 2010-2015, making 95 appearances and scoring an impressive 65 goals, so he is a striker who knows where the back of the net is. Despite his slow start to life in Italy, Doumbia has been watched by clubs from the Premier League and according to reports, some may launch formal offers at the end of the season.

Premier League Interest

According to the reports, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur have all been monitoring Doumbia and have all been interested in signing the striker since the beginning of the season, but were beaten to the signing by Roma in the winter window.

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Although they missed out on signing him halfway through the season, that hasn't stopped the Premier League trio from being interested in the Ivory Coast international and they may start a bidding war during the summer.

Future Can Wait

However, Doumbia's agent has been quick to rubbish any reports linking him with a move away from Rome by confirming that his client is only focusing on the now and the remaining games of the season.

Jean Bernard Beytrison, the striker's chief representative, confirmed that there may be interest in him, but any talks about his future can wait until the end of the season.

"The future? Now is not the time to talk about these things, he's only been in Rome for two or three months," he told LaRoma 24.

"He wants to play, and he's demonstrated that it's easier to score when you're on the pitch. I'm sure that he won't have any more absences.

"He can score in Milan next week too and help the club get into the Champions League."

Premier League Plans

The Premier League trio that are interested are all reportedly in the market for a new striker this Summer. Spurs want to add depth to help take the workload off Harry Kane, whilst Liverpool are planning on an exodus of strikers with three likely to get the chop.

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