Liverpool-linked Marcelo Brozovic declared that he never held talks with any other club after putting pen to paper on a new Inter Milan contract.
The midfielder has committed his future to the reigning Serie A champions until the summer of 2026.
Brozovic's previous deal at the San Siro was due to expire at the end of this season.
He was free to sign pre-contract agreements with clubs across Europe.
It was claimed that Liverpool were one potential suitor keen to snap up Brozovic, 28, on a free transfer.
But despite the reported interest from the Reds - along with the likes of Manchester United, Tottenham and Arsenal - the Croatia international insists that he always planned on staying at Inter.
What’s been said
"I'm delighted to have signed a new deal with Inter. I was desperate to renew my contract and the club was aware of that," Brozovic told the club website.
"I've never held talks with any other clubs out of respect for Inter and their fans.
“I'd like to thank the club and I'll say it again, I'm so happy for today.
"I've always said to my agents that I wouldn't want to speak to any other club unless Inter told me that they weren't interested in renewing my deal.
“I’ve got a great relationship with Inter fans and they’ve always appreciated me.
“I can’t wait to be back in action playing in front of them.”
Kessie chooses Barca
Brozovic has become the second midfielder linked with Liverpool who's resolved his future for next season.
It's been reported that Franck Kessie has agreed to join Barcelona from AC Milan on a free transfer.