Inter Milan full-back Yuto Nagamoto has revealed he turned down a move to Manchester United in January.
Nagamoto claims United boss Louis Van Gaal wanted him to move to Old Trafford.
But Nagamoto insists that he is happy at San Siro and is ready to sign a new deal with the club.
“I like everything about Inter, I want to stay here and renew my contract,” Nagatomo told Inter’s TV channel.
“I turned down an offer from Manchester United, as my desire is to stay here. I have an excellent rapport with Roberto Mancini.”
He added: “I love Italy. I’ve been here for five years now and I feel at home.”
“Hopefully, when I finish my career, I can stay in Italy.
“This season is my best spell at Inter. We have a great group here and I get on well with everyone.”