Gervinho rubbishes reports of outrageous contract demands

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AS Roma winger Gervinho has confirmed that reports of his contract demands are false and Al Jazira have also defended the Ivorian amid ludicrous suggestions.

Reports emerged yesterday that the Ivory Coast international's move to the UAE side fell through after he made several ridiculous demands to the club.

The reports suggested that Gervinho asked for a helicopter, a private island, a family home and also unlimited amount of plane tickets to and from Ivory Coast.

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Ludicrous Demands

The 28-year-old was all-but set to join Al Jazira after the two clubs agreed on a £10million transfer fee, and the UAE side were even prepared to pay him his £85k-a-week contract, but reports claimed they pulled out of the deal after the further demands.

However, both Gervinho and Al Jazira have rubbished these reports claiming no such demands were made.

Speaking about the speculation, Gervinho confirmed that the speculation was all false and admitted that he didn't ask for such luxuries.

Gervinho Rubbishes Reports

He said: "I read of helicopters, private beaches and plane tickets.

"I have no idea where that information comes from, but I have never demanded such things.

"When I sign a contract I don't care about those things: everything that has been said about me is false."

The UAE side also defender Gervinho and rubbished the reports by saying the deal fell through naturally and not because of the winger's demands.

Al Jazira Defenders Winger

An official from Al-Jazira said: "We confirm that we stopped negotiating with Gervinho but this was purely because of technical details and not because of the player's demands, as reported by some online sources."

Gervinho to Return to Italy

Gervinho has now returned to Italy in order to link up with his team-mates at Roma for pre-season, but it's widely thought that he will eventually leave the club.

The Ivorian has been in Rome for two years after he left Premier League side Arsenal after failing to impress Arsene Wenger during his stay there.

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