The agent of Victor Obinna claims that West Ham want to keep the on-loan striker on a permanent basis.
Liverpool have been linked with a move for the Nigeria international, who will be out of contract at parent club Inter Milan at the end of the season and has little chance of a new deal.
But Obinna's representative, Valentino Nerbini, thinks that West Ham want to reach a long-term agreement, although there will no rush to accept any offer.
"Obinna will be released in June," Nerbini told ilsussidiario.net.
"We do not want to make a quick decision on the next good club for Victor."
Nerbini believes that his client has impressed at Upton Park, despite a petulant red card against Birmingham in the Carling Cup, and that is why there is interest.
"He is doing well at West Ham. This is why the English club would like to keep him," added the agent.
Obinna moved to the Premier League strugglers in August on a season-long loan and he said at the beginning of 2011 that he could sign a permanent deal at Upton Park if he received the right offer.
The 23-year-old has scored three goals in 21 matches in all competitions in the current campaign and has not been on target since the victory over Wigan at the end of November.