Behrami focused on Hammers after failed Roma move
Valon Behrami has admitted he wanted to join Roma this summer due to a "personal private problem" but says he is now prepared to give 100% for West Ham.
Behrami's young family is based in the Italian capital and a loan switch to Roma had been on the cards, but the switch apparently fell through as West Ham wanted a transfer fee.
"I am disappointed the deal failed to go through - that is for certain," Behrami said in the Sun. "This club has given me a lot of things and helped me when I was injured.
"I never want it to look like I want to leave because it is difficult. The club knows I had a personal private problem in my life. I tried to go back to Italy to solve this problem. We didn't find the right solution and I am happy to stay here.
"I never tried to move to any other club in England or Germany or wherever. I am here and I will give 100% for this club and the supporters.
"In the last three weeks, the manager and the chairman have both helped me a lot because they understood the situation. Of course in football, there is the business side as well. We didn't find the right solution for the club and for me."