No bid for Behrami, insists agent

The 25-year-old has been linked with a move to Serie A this week

after Roma reportedly expressed an interest. His agent, Alessandro

Beltrami, admits that the Switzerland international is flattered by

such interest, but at the moment he is still a West Ham player.

Beltrami said that a number of clubs have been in contact over the

popular midfielder but said all interested parties must go through

the club. “West Ham considers Behrami a major player,” he told Sky

Italia. “The situation is therefore a little difficult.” Behrami

has made no secret of his desire to play on the European stage,

which he is unlikely to do at Upton Park in the near future given

their fight for survival last season. Such desire has brought about

interest from a number of clubs, according to Beltrami, but he says

no formal bid has been made. “Some clubs asked me about the player

but at the moment there is nothing concrete,” he said. “The player

is linked to West Ham and if a club is interested they should talk

to them. “Valon is glad of the interest of Roma. He is honoured to

be in the aims of such a prestigious club.” Asked if a loan spell

were an option, he said: “I think it is not a plausible

hypothesis.”