Zamparini - No Kjaer offers

Palermo president admits that defender has €12million clause

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Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini confirms that he has not been contacted by any Premier League club over the availability of Simon Kjaer.

The defender has gained a string of admirers as a result of some stand-out displays in Serie A following his €4million (£3.6m) move from Danish side FC Midtjylland in July 2008.

Zamparini insists that Palermo will be looking to do all they can to keep hold of the 19-year-old but with the likes of Inter Milan, Juventus, Fiorentina, Real Madrid, Liverpool, Manchester City and, more recently Manchester United, being linked with Kjaer that might be easier said than done.

A €12m (£10.8m) release clause is unlikely to put Europe's big boys off but Zamparini admits that is a clause he is looking to have removed.

"Neither Manchester United or other teams have contacted us specifically regarding Kjaer," he told

"There are only incorrect movements from his agent who is offering the player the teams most important for a personal profit.

"If one club wants Kjaer they have to pay €12m cash. But the clause is not valid for January, only for the end of the season.

"And we are trying to eliminate this clause, discussing with the player, even if - I repeat - there are some problems with his agent."