Criscito: No contact with Roma

Zenit Saint Petersburg fullback Domenico Criscito has denied reports linking him with a move to Roma to reunited with former manager Luciano Spalletti.

Criscito joined Zenit in 2011 while Spalletti was in charge of the Russian club and played under him for three years before he was sacked in 2014.

After two years in the wilderness, the Italian tactitian was appointed to lead the Gillorossi in February this year and rumours of Criscito following Spalletti back to Roma have been abundant.

However, the 29-year-old claims that is not the case, saying that he has not even been in contact with Spalletti or the club and is fully focused on his role at Zenit.

"I have not heard anything from Roma nor Spalletti, there has not been any contact," he told Tele Radio Stereo. "However, I am very happy for him. Since he has returned to the Giallorossi, he has done very well and he has brought Roma to a high level.

"With Lucescu, we are aiming to win. He is a great coach and we have the desire to do well."

Criscito was disappointed to make the Italy squad for the upcoming European Championship in France, but magnanimously wished Antonio Conte and his side well.

"I will support Conte's team," he added. "I hope they can win the European Championship."

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