Corriere dello Sport: Gervinho not leaving

Yesterday French news outlet L’Equipe published a story claiming Gervinho was ready to hand in a transfer request to Roma after the Giallorossi hierarchy denied a request to increase his pay and extend his contract until 2018.

This morning, however, Corriere dello Sport is reporting the exact opposite: Gervinho is very happy in Roma and will remain in the capital. The paper also claims that Roma agreed to increase the Ivorian’s net wages from €2.3m to €2.6m per season, but did not want to extend his contract until 2018 (his contract ends in 2016).

The Editor of, John has been covering Italian football as a freelance journalist for over 10 years and has appeared in various publications including,, and ESPN.