"Miccoli wants to return to Lecce," he bellowed. "I don't want players who lack motivation.
However, Miccoli's agent Francesco Caliandro has poured cold water on the speculation.
"He has a contract at Palermo until 2010 and he intends to respect it," he insisted. "Fabrizio is enjoying life with the Rosanero and his aim is to get over all the difficulties he has had this term.
"Miccoli has expressed his desire to finish his career at Lecce on several occasions, but that doesn't mean that he wants to play there next term."