AC Milan star turned down Man City offer

Van Bommel joined AC Milan in the January transfer window, but the 34-year-old insists Manchester City wanted to sign him.

“City first tried to sign me last winter, they were one of the clubs interested in me, so their interest has not come out of the blue,” Van Bommel said.

“But Milan has a very clear position and I am perfectly happy to live with that, my family feels at home here. I feel good as a footballer here and feel fully appreciated.”

Agent Mino Raiola added: “They have the problem that Yaya Toure will spend considerable time out because of the matches for the African Cup.

“In addition, they also know that Mark would be excellent alongside Nigel de Jong. Hence they came in again for him.”