Transfer news: Reported Premier League target Josip Ilicic wants to stay in Italy
Reported Prem target Josip Ilicic says he is uncertain what the future holds for him but wants to stay in Italy.
By Jure Bohoric
Last Updated: 12/04/13 9:42pm
A number of Premier League clubs including Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham were linked with a move for the Slovenia international in January but no switch materialised.
He is also thought to be on the radar of several of Palermo's Serie A rivals including Roma, Inter Milan, Juventus and Sampdoria.
Ilicic, who joined Palermo from Maribor in 2010, is contracted at the Serie A club until 2016.
The 25-year-old is not ruling out a change at the end of the season but says he would prefer to stay in Italy rather than move overseas.
He told Corriere dello Sport: "I don't know what will occur in June. The career of a footballer is short and moments arrive when you can change your life. Nevertheless, I'd like to remain in Italy."
Ilicic also revealed he rejected a move to Dynamo Kiev in January, adding: "I received an offer from them but I said no because I wanted to fight and help Palermo stay in Serie A.
"For now I just want to end this season as well as possible and then we will see what happens."