Behrami unsure of Roma plans
Valon Behrami's agent has revealed that he does not know whether Roma are still interested in his client.
By Simone Bargellini
Last Updated: 02/07/10 12:12pm
Valon Behrami's agent has revealed that he does not even know whether Roma are still interested in the West Ham player.
The Switzerland international's future has been the subject of speculation for some time, even though he is only halfway through a long-term contract at Upton Park.
Roma are thought to want to bring Behrami back to the Italian capital, with the 25-year-old having enjoyed a productive spell with Lazio before his move to West Ham.
Reports earlier this week suggested that Roma could include goalkeeper Doni in their offer as part of a swap deal.
However, Behrami's representative Alessandro Beltrami insists he has had no contact with the Serie A club since holding informal talks with sports director Daniele Prade a long time ago.
"The interest of Roma? I don't know if there is," Beltrai told Radio Incontro.
"I met Prade in England long ago because he had come to see some matches and he said to me their estimate for my client.
"Recently I have not met Roma and for now there is nothing concrete."
Beltrami maintains that a decision will not be taken on his client's future until after talks have been held with West Ham.
The Hammers had previously stressed that they did not want to lose Behrami and Beltrami is eager to find out whether that is still the case following Avram Grant's appointment as manager.
"Whoever wants Behrami will have to talk first with West Ham," Beltrami explained.
"Before the end of the season West Ham told us that Valon was unsellable. I have not spoken with the new manager and when Valon returns from holiday, on 18th July, we'll see if they still consider Behrami non-transferable.
"The player still has two years of contract but for him it is essential to feel important in a project, knowing the objectives of the club.
"We'll talk with the manager to determine if the player is still part of the project at West Ham.
"We are happy about the arrival of Avram Grant. He is a great coach and this choice of the club means there is an ambitious project.
"Financial problems at West Ham? In this season we have not had any kind of economic problems."