Europe could decide Kjaer fate
Palermo's Simon Kjaer says he will remain at the club as long as they qualify for the Champions League.
By Simone Bargellini
Last Updated: 06/05/10 10:29pm
Palermo defender Simon Kjaer says he will remain at the club - as long as they qualify for the UEFA Champions League.
Delio Rossi's side are chasing the fourth European place in Serie A and currently sit fifth with two games remaining.
They trail fourth placed Sampdoria by two points and overturning that deficit could prove crucial in determining the future of the promising 21-year-old.
The two sides meet in a crunch encounter on Sunday in a game that could go a long way to deciding who finishes fourth.
Kjaer, a Danish international, has been linked with Manchester United, Liverpool and Manchester City in recent months, with the stopper expected to leave the Stadio Renzo Barbera at the end of the current campaign.
But the sought after centre back says reaching the qualifying stages of the Champions League with his current employers could see him stay put - despite strong links to a move away from Italian shores.
Kjaer told reporters: "My future? I want to play in the Champions League. If we achieve the fourth place, I have no reason to leave Palermo.
"I still have three years of the contract (left), then it all depends on the president (Maurizio) Zamparini. Later I'd like to play in a great team but now I'm only thinking about Palermo.
"Juventus? In this season they haven't done well, but it remains a great club with a great history."