Mark van Bommel has claimed that Manchester City have failed with a fresh bid for his services.
The 34-year-old joined AC Milan in January from Bayern Munich on a short-term deal, and that was renewed by another year this summer.
But Van Bommel has now revealed that City, who wanted him in January, have made a new bid for his services.
"Manchester City first tried to sign me last winter, they were one of the clubs interested in me, so their interest has not come out of the blue," he told Voetbal International.
"But Milan has a very clear position and I am perfectly happy to live with that, my family feels at home here.
"I feel good as a footballer here and feel fully appreciated."
Van Bommel's agent Mino Raiola confirmed that, because of Yaya Toure's likely involvement in the African Cup of Nations later this season, City wanted high-class cover.
"The message of AC Milan was clear. Mark van Bommel is not for sale under any circumstances," Raiola confirmed
"They have the problem that Yaya Toure will spend considerable time out because of the matches for the African Cup.
"In addition, they also know that Mark van Bommel is excellent alongside Nigel de Jong. Hence they came in again for him."