He said in January: "It wasn't a no to Napoli.
"I didn't want to leave Bologna in January. I preferred to stay here and continue with a growing project until June.
"I'm flattered by the offer, and I did think about it, but in the end I came back to my decision. Napoli let me know of their appreciation and affection, I'm flattered but I didn't want to leave Bologna now.
"There were moments of reflection, I knew the league leaders wanted me. With great calm though I decided to stay here. It was entirely my choice."