Palermo are confident Fabrizio Miccoli will snub a move to Birmingham and stay at the Serie A club.
Birmingham have made several bids for Miccoli as they look to bring the diminutive striker to St Andrews.
Palermo are determined to keep him in Italy and have so far fended off Birmingham's overtures.
Miccoli is set to appear at a press conference on Thursday to reveal his future plans and Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini claims the 30-year-old will remain at the club.
"Fabrizio will remain with us," Zamparini told reterete24.it, adding that Thursday's press conference will "erase any doubt over the permanence of our captain".
"Yesterday I met Miccoli, and I reiterated the esteem and confidence the club holds him in. He was a bit worried after he suffered a knee injury. But I told him to stay because we consider him a key part of the project."
Miccoli's agent, Francesco Caliandro, admitted the player did not want to leave, but that he had to consider Birmingham's offer.
"We don't want to leave Palermo," Caliandro told Il Giornale di Sicilia.
"Miccoli loves the club and the city, but it is normal to consider a bid as important as that of Birmingham."