AC Milan midfielder Rino Gattuso has revealed he came close to signing with Bayern Munich in the summer.

"I was close to Bayern," the former Rangers enforcer noted. "But I am happy that I remained with Milan.

"That was the right decision to make because it is still an honour for me to wear the Rossoneri colours."

Gattuso endured a difficult season with the San Siro giants last term, but was tempted to remain by Vice-President Adriano Galliani.

"He convinced me to stay," revealed the Italian international. "I've been made to feel important again in this team and that's why I'm confident I made the correct choice."