Last Updated: Fri, 14 Jun 2013 15:47
Abel Hernandez's agent has confirmed English clubs are keen on him, adding credence to reports Sunderland are eyeing the player.
The 22-year-old is almost certain to leave Palermo this summer as they count the cost of relegation to Serie B.
A number of sides in the Italian top flight have been linked with a move for the player, who joined from Penarol in the summer of 2009.
Sunderland, managed by Italian Paulo Di Canio, are also believed to have expressed an interest in the star in recent weeks.
His agent, Pablo Betancourt, confirmed there is interest in his client from Serie A and the Premier League but declined to name individual clubs.
"Abel has admirers in Italy, but also in England," he told Calciomercato. "But I want to clarify the situation. I have tremendous respect for [Palermo president Maurizio] Zamparini and he will decide the future of the boy.
"Now Abel is busy with his national team in the Confederations Cup and he hopes to play and do well, which could open up other options for him."
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