Cape Town - Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot says a switch to Roma was on the cards during the off-season, but has been put on hold for the time being.
The Giallorossi has been linked with a move for the 19-year-old for several months and admitted recently that he was one of their top targets.
And Rabiot, who has been forced to play with the reserves this season, is not quite sure why his transfer didn't materialise.
"It [a move to Roma] should really have been done this summer," Rabiot told Canal Plus.
"I don't understand why I am not there. I heard that I wanted to leave because of competition [at PSG] but that's not it.
"Roma is another sports project with the Champions League but now it's on standby. We'll see in the coming weeks what can happen."
Despite not being in the first team at all so far this season, Rabiot insists there is no bad blood between himself and manager Laurent Blanc.
"I am at the disposal of the club," he added.
"It is not my choice to play in the CFA [fourth-tier].
"There is no problem between the coach and me. He means well and has often told me he would like to find a quick solution.
"If you want to punish me, this is not the way to do it. Training, playing in the CFA, no, this is not a punishment for me."