Atalanta forward Alejandro Gomez has claimed that Italian giants AC Milan wanted his services in January, but nonchalantly told them he 'didn't feel like' joining.

The 29-year-old, who carries the nickname 'Papu', has enjoyed a fine season over in Serie A - scoring 14 goals and laying on 12 assists for his teammates, helping to fire Atalanta into Europe in the process.

Atalanta BC v Bologna FC - Serie A

He revealed, as quoted by ​Football Italia: "After qualifying for the Europa League, we went to celebrate.

"We went on an epic quest, but we want to end the season fifth. My future? The rumours make me happy, but Atalanta are in my heart. I know I’ve had a significant campaign, and I’d like to have an opportunity at a big club.

FC Crotone v AC Milan - Serie A

"I have a contract with the Nerazzurri, but if an important offer comes in, we’ll evaluate it. I won’t talk about my next possible team, if I receive an offer, I’ll talk to the club about it, but if I leave here, it’s for the Champions League and a title.

"Montella? I have a great relationship with him. We worked well at Catania, he wanted me at Fiorentina and I know he wants me right now as well.

Genoa CFC v Atalanta BC - Serie A

"But there’s no real contact, we’ve just talked. There was something with Milan in January, but I didn’t feel like leaving the Dea."

The importance of the diminutive Argentinian and teammates such as Franck Kessie's contributions this season cannot be overstated, with the club having fended off challenges from Milan and Inter for a place in Europe.