Leonardo Bonucci has hinted that he received offers from the Premier League last year.
The Juventus man is regarded as one of the world’s finest centre-backs and he reportedly has a number of suitors across Europe.
Manchester City and Chelsea have both been linked with him and he has prompted suggestions that they may have tried to lure him to the Premier League in the past.
Speaking to Mediaset, he said: “I am active in this club, we already signed a contract until 2021. I am here, I feel important and I do not see where the problem is. I could have left last year, I received offers from various teams. I had started to study English. Catalan? Who knows, maybe…”
Bonucci, who joined Juve from Bari in 2010, added: “I play, score and fight for Juventus, who are a great club.”
Manchester City CEO Ferran Soriano said in October that Bonucci had made contact over a move as he wanted to play under Pep Guardiola, but Juve refused to sell.