Inter Milan defender Lucio has insisted that there can be no doubting his commitment to Italian champions.
The 32 year old Brazilian international has been linked with former club Bayern Munich this week.
Lucio said on the official Inter website : “I never said I wanted to come back to playing for Bayern Munich,”.
“I just said that in football everything is possible, so if in future Inter aren’t interested in me any more, but Bayern are, then I could even consider returning to Germany.”
However, he wasn’t entirely confident of staying at San Siro long-term either.
“Right now I am a player at this team, my family are happy in Milan and I have no reason to leave.
“If it was up to me, then I’d stay, but I am aware as with all football players that it doesn’t just depend on me. After all, it wasn’t my decision to leave Bayern.
“My heart is here, with Inter, but clearly whether I stay here or not does not depend purely on my decision.”