Palermo striker Fabrizio Miccoli has admitted he would love to finish his career with Lecce.
The 31-year-old was linked with a move to Birmingham over the summer but opted to 'follow his heart' and stay with Palermo.
He remains committed to the Sicilian club but was born near Lecce and concedes it would be a dream to one day join the Serie A new boys.
"Returning to Lecce would be my final wish," Miccoli told Sky. "At Palermo, I am doing well and aim to do a lot with the Rosanero jersey, but let's say that playing for Lecce would be the cherry on top.
"With [Palermo president Maurizio] Zamparini, I have only had a wonderful rapport.
"He came after me for two seasons, and then in 2007, I joined the club, and it didn't take long for me to become an icon.
"When I signed with Palermo, I dreamt of becoming captain of the side. I was able to reach that goal, and now I want to continue to hopefully win a trophy with the club.
"In Sicily, I settled in quickly, and Palermo is my city, like Lecce. It is a beautiful place."
Miccoli's comments would appear to suggest that there would be little point in a Premier League club such as Birmingham rekindling their interest in the January transfer window.
He concluded: "As for my future, I only see myself at Palermo or Lecce. I don't see any other solutions."