Palermo link pleases Behrami

Midfielder happy to stay at West Ham despite interest from Italy

Behrami: Linked with Palermo

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Valon Behrami's agent respects the fact that West Ham do not want to sell the midfielder, but admits the interest of Palermo is flattering.

The Italian side, currently competing for fourth place in Serie A, were linked with a move for the Switzerland international in January.

They have since admitted they are keen on Behrami and his representative Alessandro Beltrami has met with Palermo sporting director Walter Sabatini.

Beltrami insists the discussions centred around a topic other than Behrami, because he is aware that West Ham want to keep the player.

The versatile 25-year-old has established himself as a key figure at Upton Park and Beltrami maintains that he is still happy with the London club.


"I came to see Walter for other reasons," the agent told

"At this moment it is hard to talk about Behrami. West Ham have said the player is unsellable and we take note.

"The player is fine and is linked to the fans, team-mates and coach Zola.

"The interest of Palermo for Behrami fills us with pride because Palermo is an important club and there is a president who loves football.

"But the player is non-transferable and I understand West Ham because he is an important player."