West Ham United midfielder Valon Behrami doesn't want transfer talks with AS Roma to drag on.

The Mirror says Behrami has given Claudio Ranieri's Roma until January 10 to reach a deal with West Ham.

The Swiss midfielder is desperate to return to Italian football after an injury-hit spell in the Premier League.

The Hammers want £5m for the 25-year-old - signed from Lazio for £5m in 2008 under the previous regime - who earns £40,000-a-week.

Behrami's hopes have been boosted with Roma selling Julio Baptista to Malaga yesterday.

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