Palermo’s Josip Ilicic has confirmed that he turned down the opportunity to join Dynamo Kiev at the start of 2013.
“I received an offer from them, but I said no because I wanted to fight and help Palermo stay in Serie A,” he told the Corriere dello Sport.
“For now I just want to end this season as well as possible and then we will see what happens.”
The Slovenian midfielder has been linked with a summer exit, especially should the Stadio Barbera outfit fall into Serie B.
“I don’t know what will occur in June,” he added. “The career of a footballer is short and moments arrive when you can change your life.
“Nevertheless, I’d like to remain in Italy.”
Ilicic, seven goals so far in the top-flight this term, has been paired with possible moves to Sampdoria and Roma.
Think you know your Italian football? Share your knowledge, tips and comments to win cash prizes in OLBG's tipster competition - £5,000 monthly.