The Italian left the Premiership giants in January for the Diavolo and he's hoping for a swift 'return' to Manchester.
"We at Milan are trying to qualify for the Champions League directly, without needing the preliminary phase," he told mcfc.co.uk.
"And I am sure that City also will qualify for the Champions League. I hope to come back to play at the Etihad.
"If that will happen I will come back with love and respect for everyone - club, players and supporters. I would love a Champions League group with Milan and City, it would be great."