Spurs target Josip Ilicic will not be leaving Palermo this January, according to his agent.

The 24 year-old midfielder has also attracted interest from Liverpool, as well as Milan rivals Inter and AC, after shining in his time in Italy so far.

However, the Slovenian player’s representative Amir Ruznic told TMW: “I have said it many times and I say it again: Ilicic will not leave Palermo.

"Maurizio Zamparini will not sell him at any price. He is too important.

"In the summer we will sit down and look at the offers. Ilicic wants to stay in Italy. Serie A is his first choice."