Javier Pastore says he would prefer to stay in Italy rather than try his luck in the Premier League.
The Palermo playmaker features prominently on many summer shopping lists, with there reported to be plenty of English interest in his services.
Manchester City are among those believed to be leading the chase, as Roberto Mancini seeks to bring in extra creativity.
Chelsea and Manchester United are also said to be monitoring the Argentina international's situation.
The 22-year-old has no desire to take on a new challenge in the Premier League, though, with his two years at Palermo having helped him to settle in Italy.
Pastore, who is under contract until 2015, told Sky Italia: "If I left Palermo, I would like to remain in Italy. I have played in Italy for the last two years and feel very comfortable there.
"If I leave Palermo it will be to join a stronger team. I know Palermo president (Maurizio) Zamparini speaks to my agent. I am calm."
Pastore finished as Palermo's top scorer last season, with 11 goals to his name.
Speculation suggests that any potential suitor will need to part with around €50million (£44m) in order to secure his signature.