Thiago Silva has rubbished reports that he was ready to turn his back on AC Milan this summer despite interest from around Europe.
The Italian club signalled their intent to keep the Brazilian by rejecting a £36m offer from mega-rich French side Paris St Germain last month.
And in return the 27-year-old Silva put pen-to-paper on a new five-year deal with the 2011 champions.
"I never thought of leaving Milan," Silva told the club's official website. "But in football it is normal that you get offers from other clubs.
"I am very close to (Zlatan) Ibrahimovic, (Antonio) Cassano, Robinho, (Alexandre) Pato and (Mario) Yepes and they advised me to remain at Milan. I believe in Milan's strength for the new season.
"I want to end this season in the best possible way at the Olympics in London and then return immediately for another season at Milan."