Fulham midfielder Pajtim Kasami has admitted that he was flattered to be the subject of interest from Italian giants Juventus but reiterated that he wants to stay in England and fight for a spot in Martin Jol’s first team.

Having only joined the Whites last summer from Palermo and has had a difficult start to life in England, making the majority of his appearances in the Europa League. The teenager was also fined by Jol for taking a penalty – that he missed – in the League Cup exit at Chelsea that had been allocated to Orlando Sa. The Swiss midfielder hasn’t featured for the first team since the Boxing Day draw at Stamford Bridge, but he wants to prove he is worth a place in the Fulham side.

I’m honoured to have received an offer from Juventus, a great club. But this is the middle of my first season with Fulham and I don’t want to leave at the moment. Of course, lately I haven’t been playing and I’m not happy about this, but I prefer to stay and try to establish myself.