Kostas Manolas' agent Ioannis Evangelopoulos has played down talk his client could be on the move this month, with Everton and Manchester United linked with bids, but admits that Roma turned down an offer from Arsenal in the summer.
The Greece international is increasingly becoming the subject of fierce transfer speculation as several sides spy him as a potential reinforcement in this month's window.
The chatter is the most intense in England where Everton and Manchester United are regularly listed as admirers of the defender, but the player's agent feels with Roma still having much to play for this season, a departure midway through the campaign is hard to see and the summer is more likely.
Evangelopoulos was quoted as saying by La Roma 24: "I cannot say for sure, but probably in the summer there will be something. But in general, in football it is difficult to make predicitions.
Asked where Manolas would like to play, the agent replied: "The self confidence is an important factor and Kostas has a lot.
"I do not know where he wants to play, but it will be interesting to see what the teams will try.
"In the summer, Roma refused an offer of €40m from Arsenal. The Gunners were interested, but Roma's demands went far beyond the intentions of the British", Evangelopoulos added.
The agent also ruled out a switch to China for his client, despite the fact Manolas could earn far in excess of the money on offer in Europe.
"Let's talk about excessive situations, these are stunning figures that we do not know where they came from, figures that should push journalists to do investigations.
"Kostas has the chance to play at a high level and I would say China does not suit him.
"Football in Europe has much more to offer in addition to money, such as fame and recognition."
Roma currently sit in second spot in Serie A and just four points behind league leaders Juventus.