Sporting CP midfielder Miguel Veloso has rejected a move to Genoa as he waits for an offer from a "top club" amid reports Milan and Real Madrid are keen to land him.
"The contact with Genoa was real, but I did not accept it simply because I love playing for Sporting and at the moment I am only thinking about this club," he told Calcionews24.com.
"If in future there is a chance to play abroad then I will consider it, but only if it is a top club."
Serie A would appear to be a league that appeals to him as he highlights differences between Italian and Portuguese football.
"The Italian league is more competitive and more tactical in terms of play. In Portugal its more about the ball and freedom," he concluded.
Portuguese paper A Bola has often linked Veloso with Juventus, Inter and Barcelona. Despite his commitment to Sporting, his big club ambition could prompt a new wave of interest.
Since Veloso's rejection, Genoa are believed to be the latest club to have joined the race for Juventus playmaker Sebastian Giovinco.
The Bianconeri want €4 million for a co-ownership deal for the Italian, according to Sky Sport Italia.