Livorno midfielder Antonio Candreva has welcomed interest from West Ham United.

"These are rumours that make us happy, because Antonio has started the season on the right foot, even if it's not a surprise for those of us who know him well," said agent Andrea Moretti.

"Antonio is owned by Udinese with a contract that expires in 2011, so if offers do come in for January they will have to be evaluated by both the Friulani and Livorno.

"His loan deal does not end until June 30 2010, so the Amaranto will have to agree to release him too.

"Obviously all this talk is pleasing for him, but Antonio is eager to maintain his concentration for the good of Livorno."