And he said last night: “I have told my friends, colleagues and my agent not to bother me. Now I want to think about the national team.
“If the club were to say to me that there is an economic necessity or even a technical one, I would leave.
“However, until they chase me away, I will stay here. If an offer were to arrive that the club couldn't refuse, it wouldn't be a sacrifice for me or a gesture of love to go to Real Madrid.
“If I had the fortune of having several offers, there would be nothing to choose from when faced with Real Madrid. I would never go to another club in Italy.
“Going abroad would be an important experience. But I repeat that I have eternal ties to my team, my daughter and my family.”