AC Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli has moved to assure fans over his future by confirming he is happy at the club.
The centre-back has been linked with a move to both the Premier League and to rivals Juventus.
Romagnoli has become part of the spine of the team in the last two seasons, emerging as one of the best defenders in the league, and he re-iterated his happiness with the Rossoneri.
“I am happy in Milan. I will remain here as long as I am happy, then we’ll see,” Romagnoli told reporters on Monday night.
“The club has to talk about rumours, not me. I am happy in Milan and I am the captain, so I have many reasons to stay.
“If we don’t qualify for the Champions League, then it’d be another season with the objective of getting into that tournament, like the current campaign. However, there’s still a round to go and anything could happen.
“We believe in our chances. We’ll give our all to win against SPAL on Sunday and wait for the other results. We’re aware it no longer depends entirely on us, but we have to try.
“Missing out on the Champions League wouldn’t be a failure, but it would be very disappointing. We dropped points in a few too many games where we had the wrong approach and now need to make the final sprint count.”
Romagnoli also defender coach Gennaro Gattuso, whose future with the club is the subject of intense scrutiny.
“He had a difficult year, but he’s a really honest person. He improved us all from last season, taking us from a delicate situation to flying high.
He made us work hard this year and did well to control the group.”