The former Manchester City midfielder is on his way back after an Achilles injury, and has set his sights on a big stage return
The Netherlands international is currently recovering from a serious Achilles injury, but Milan's 2-0 win over Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie has got De Jong dreaming of a return this term.
"I want to be fit for next season or for the final of the Champions League. Let's see what I can do even if this season seems finished for me," De Jong was quoted as saying on the Milan website.
"I am very happy, even if I have been out for almost three months. There are still two or three months to go but I am happy with the progress I have made and the fact that I am already walking.
"Now I have to build up the muscles and this will take a little time. It is a matter of getting fit because mentally I am fine and I am happy to be back at Milanello and training in the gym."
De Jong has made 12 Serie A appearances for Milan so far, scoring once in the process.