Rolando Bianchi has admitted that he did have the chance to leave Serie B side Torino this summer.
The former Manchester City striker was linked with a host of clubs, but opted to stay loyal to the Granata instead.
"Offers did arrive and there were some very important ones," the forward told La Stampa on Thursday.
"However, they came in during the last few days of the market and I thought it was best to give some continuity to Torino.
"I've been here for four years and, along with Angelo Ogbonna, I've been here the longest. That is very pleasing."
Bianchi has scored two League goals so far this term as Toro are joint top with Padova and Brescia after four games.