No amount of money from Queens Park Rangers would have tempted Darren Ambrose away from an administration-free Crystal Palace this summer.
The midfielder was almost sold to the West London club by joint administrator Brendan Guilfoyle in June to raise money for wages, but the move was stopped once Ambrose heard CPFC2010 were close to agreeing a rescue package.
Despite constant speculation he was still set for the switch, the 26-year-old signed a new three-year deal on Monday and insisted he always wanted to remain at Palace.
"I was close to signing for QPR," he admitted.
"They accepted a bid and I went to speak to them but I was doing everything above board and everything the administrator was asking me to do but then we got the sniff of the takeover happening and it all fell through.
"I had agreed terms and everything and it was about to be done but then me and my agent got a sniff the consortium was coming in so we held it back a little bit and it was the right thing to do.
"Now I am standing here with a three-year contract still at Crystal Palace.
"I am just delighted to still be here, from a personal point of view it was one of my best season's of my career last year and I am just hoping I can continue that this year.
"I have spoken to Neil Warnock and he understands the situation.
"He understands I enjoy myself here and he knows he can't compete with any offer Palace offered me because I was happy last year.
"I am settled with my wife and my kids are settled in school so there was no other option but to sign for this club."