Pjanic coy over Liverpool rumours after being touted as potential Gerrard replacement

Miralem Pjanic

Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic says he hasn't held talks with any other clubs.

With Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard set to leave Anfield at the end of the season in order to join MLS side Los Angeles Galaxy, Reds boss Brendan Rodgers needs to make plans for replacing Gerrard.

Jordan Henderson is clearly set to take over Gerrard's role as captain, but Liverpool must sign another midfielder given that Emre Can is impressing in defence and Joe Allen is struggling to make an impact.

With the summer transfer window on the horizon, Rodgers needs to identify a number of possibilities to replace Gerrard in midfield - and the Daily Mirror believe Roma's Miralem Pjanic is on that list.

Pjanic, 24, has established himself as one of the best midfielders in Serie A since his 2011 move to Roma from Lyon, and has contributed three goals and five assists for Roma this season.

With superb passing ability, Pjanic would be an ideal replacement for Gerrard - but whilst doing punditry work on Roma's Europa League tie against Feyenoord on Thursday night, Pjanic told Mediaset Premium that he doesn't want to talk about transfers now, as transcribed by Tutto Mercato Web.

"I have not spoken to anyone. This is no time to talk about the transfer market. I must concentrate on what I do with Roma," said Pjanic when asked about Liverpool's alleged interest.

The Bosnian international played alongside current Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren whilst in France with Lyon, but would surely cost a fortune to bring him to Anfield, with The Mirror believing only a fee of £37m would tempt Roma into a sale.

That's a huge amount of money, and any pursuit would surely hinge on whether Liverpool break into the top four again this season.

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