Brisbane Roar’s Jamie Maclaren denies Manchester City rumours

Jamie Maclaren’s agent has denied reports that linked the Brisbane Roar striker to Manchester City.

Reports from Australian outlets circulated partway through the club’s elimination final 6-5 win on penalties over Western Sydney Wanderers.

The World Game reported that City had struck a deal with Maclaren similar to Luke Brattan and Anthony Cacares, with the Premier League club to loan him back to Melbourne City.

City also have Aaron Mooy on their books, and the midfielder, who shares an agent with Maclaren, has excelled on loan in the English Championship with Huddersfield.

I am not in discussion nor have not had any discussions with the City Group about Jamie Maclaren, so these reports are news to me,” Maclaren’s agent, Paddy Dominguez, told AAP.

“It’s funny how these reports come out during a game, or just before a game. It’s crazy,” Roar coach John Aloisi said.

“It doesn’t matter, Jamie Maclaren’s here at least until the end of the season and he’ll give us everything.”

“He wants to win just as much as I do, the other players and the fans.”