The Romania international revealed that Sven-Goran Eriksson's City had tried to sign him but without success as he does not intend to return to England.
On his return to his homeland for the weekend Euro 2008 fixture with Holland, he told reporters that "it is true" City have tried to sign him.
He continued: "But I have refused. I do not have any intention to return to England. I have finished with The Premier League."