NEWS
Tuesday August 30 2011
Milan rejected Van Bommel bid

Milan rejected an offer from Manchester City for Mark Van Bommel this summer, the Dutchman has revealed.

Speaking to Voetball International, the January signing from Bayern Munich claims the Premiership club recently revived an interest in him.

"Manchester City first tried to sign me last winter," the 34-year-old stated.

"They were one of the clubs tracking me back then so their interest has not come out of the blue. However, Milan have a very clear position and I am perfectly happy with that.

"My family feels at home here, while I feel good as a footballer here and feel fully appreciated."

Super agent Mino Raiola, who has helped Milan sign numerous players over the last 12 months, revealed more about City's efforts to net the veteran.

"City wanted him to cover the absence of Yaya Toure during the African Cup of Nations," he stated.

"They also know that Van Bommel and Nigel De Jong form an excellent partnership.

"However, Milan were very clear in their message that Van Bommel was not for sale under any circumstances."

Van Bommel signed a new contract with the Italian outfit at the end of last season.

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