West Brom interested in signing Palermo's Franco Vazquez - president

Palermo vice president Guglielmo Micciche has confirmed that Franco Vazquez is unlikely to remain in Italy next season.

Vazquez, 27, moved to Palermo from Argentine club Belgrano in 2002 and has gone on to make over 100 appearances for the Serie A side.

However, Micciche has joined president Maurizio Zamparini in revealing that the forward's time in Serie A could be up with a host of English clubs said to be after his signature.

"Our sporting director Rino Foschi has informed us that the club is in negotiations with some English clubs for Franco Vazquez," said Micciche to calciomercato.com. "Among this selection I think there is West Bromwich Albion."

"Vazquez is aware that there is the possibility to go to the Premier League and he has told us he would be open to moving abroad.

"The president has considered that and established a price according the player's value."

Along with interest from overseas, Micciche also revealed AC Milan are also interested in signing the Italy international, but it's unlikely he'll make a switch to the San Siro.

He said: "The discussions are moving forwards. As for Milan, I can confirm that there has been some talks, but their current situation has stalled things.

"We think the most plausible idea will be to deal with a club abroad, as Italian clubs are finding it difficult to deal with the requests of Palermo."