Genoa midfielder Andrea Bertolacci admits he is flattered by the reported interest from AC Milan.
Bertolacci, 22, has been enjoying his best season up to date at Genoa and has seen his name linked with big Italian clubs.
The player, who attended Roma’s youth academy, admits he would like nothing better than to move to the San Siro.
“I grew up in the Roma youth ranks, but I was a fan of the Rossoneri when I was a boy,” he told Sky Sport Italia.
“I supported them mainly because they had Roberto Baggio and I admired him a lot. I even had a ponytail myself at the time…”
The Italy Under-21 international left Roma without playing a single match for the Giallorossi, although he did gain some much needed first team experience while on loan at Lecce.
That proved enough for Genoa to purchase his contract last summer, and the player has quickly paid back the money invested in him.
Bertolacci has made a total of 18 Serie A appearances this term, and has scored 3 goals in the process.
He is considered an important player for the future at Stadio Luigi Ferraris, but his current employers might not be able to reject a big money offer from AC Milan.