Tottenham made a summer approach for Catania defender Nicolas Spolli this summer but the Argentine rejected a move to White Heart Lane.
The 30-year-old was approached by manager Andre Villas Boas on deadline day as he aimed to bolster the numbers in defence.
However the experienced centre back reports that he had no second thoughts about leaving Italy and had made up his mind at the end of last season that he wanted to stay at Catania.
Spolli told Italian paper La Sicilia: “I had told the president that I wanted to remain in Catania as soon as last season came to a close, before there was any talk of transfers.
“When the interest from Tottenham came in, the club didn't even need to ask me, because they knew what my intentions were.
“I am happy in Catania, it's a wonderful city and when I have the time it's incredible to enjoy both the sea and Etna.”
The towering 6ft 4” centre back has appeared 112 times for Catania since his move from Newell’s Old Boys in 2009.
He contributed to Catania’s record-breaking season last campaign, picking up 56 points – their highest ever in Serie A.
After failing to secure the signature of Spolli, Villas Boas opted for Romanian defender Vlad Chiriches.
Tottenham host Norwich City this weekend hoping to eradicate their 1-0 defeat to Arsenal last match.