Leeds striker Davide Somma has effectively ruled out a return to Lincoln by insisting he wants to prove his worth at Elland Road.
The 25-year-old, who scored nine goals in 14 games while on loan for Lincoln last season, had been linked with a return to Sincil Bank with manager Chris Sutton reportedly keen on bringing him back to the club.
Whites manager Simon Grayson has already dismissed the prospect of another loan deal for the forward, who has impressed on Leeds' pre-season tour of Slovakia and in a friendly match against MFK Ruzomberok last week.
And South African Somma has now expressed his desire to stay on with the Whites and establish himself as a regular player in their Championship campaign this term.
"There were times when I didn't really think I would be here (Leeds) this season," Somma told Sports Echo.
"I picked up an injury on my first appearance for Leeds, went on loan to Chesterfield and then suffered another.
"It didn't seem likely that anything was going to happen for me. But to be here on tour is fantastic.
"I want to make it at this club so badly and to know that I'm part of the plans, that I won't be going on loan before the season starts, it's a big deal.
"I know where I stand and it's great and I'm ready to go for it next season.
"All of a sudden I've got my own chance to be a Leeds player - a regular Leeds player - and I'm desperate not to mess it up.
"If I look or sound confident then I need to be because this might be where it happens for me.
"I learned in a few months what a difference confidence makes."