AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca has turned down a move to the Chinese Super League.
The Colombian has scored 26 Serie A goals since joining Milan from Sevilla in July 2015, but reports this week said he was poised to sign for Tianjin Quanjian before the Chinese transfer window closes.
Despite the temptation of a rumoured €12m annual wage, Bacca, 30, is staying at San Siro.
“I’m happy to be here and I feel like I’m part of the project,” he toldMilan TV.
“How could I say no to so much money? Easily, I used my head.
“My family and I are very comfortable here. On the first day that (Milan vice-president Adriano) Galliani called me, I never thought twice about accepting. And today, I’m still happy.”
Tianjin, who are coached by World Cup winner Fabio Cannavaro, boast Brazilian forward Alexandre Pato and Belgium midfielder Axel Witsel in their squad.