It’s no surprise that West Ham United defender Angelo Ogbonna has been linked with a move away from the Premier League club in January.

The 30-year-old has featured regularly over the past three seasons, but has now seen his playing time limited under Manuel Pellegrini as the centre-back has played 190 minutes in the league across four appearances.

AS Roma were rumoured to be interested in the former Juventus man, but his agent, Giovanni Branchini, has responded to the reports talking about his client leaving the Hammers.

“To date, there has been no contact, Ogbonna still has a contract with West Ham and it seems [him leaving is] impossible to me. Exit rumours are invention of the press,” the player’s representative told

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It was earlier reported by that Ogbonna could consider leaving his current employers in the mid-season transfer window due to the limited opportunities at the London Stadium.

They further went on to suggest West Ham would demand a €5m fee, while a loan move with an option to buy is also available.

Meanwhile, the Italy international has admitted that despite his club’s difficult situation, he still thinks about representing the national team once again.