Filippo Inzaghi says AC Milan is his life, although he stopped short of confirming he is set to become their new coach.
After two rounds of talks with the club's general manager Adriano Galliani, Inzaghi looks set to replace Clarence Seedorf as coach of the Rossoneri next season.
An official announcement has not yet been made since a severance package with Seedorf, who only took charge in January, has yet to be agreed.
Inzaghi is remaining coy about his future as he on Thursday returned to lead his first training session with Milan's youth team since the weekend, after days of talks and speculation.
"Milan is my history -- my life -- and these days have been very emotional," Inzaghi told reporters in Milan. "I just want to make it clear that I'm here to coach the youth team because I'm the youth-team coach until June 30, 2016. I've not been told anything else as yet.
"I'm employed by Milan and of course if Milan were to ask me to take on a bigger role, I would be delighted, otherwise I will stick to coaching the youth team like I always have done, and that is why I'm here today."
Inzaghi, 40, did not elaborate on what had been discussed between himself, Galliani and club president Silvio Berlusconi in recent days, and why they had been particularly emotional, limiting himself to saying "who would not be emotional about everything that's been written about me?"
He continued: "Whatever Milan tell me to do, I will do," he continued. "So let's just see what happens. I'm employed by them until 2016. I could have left in January, but they forced me to stay, and I was happy to do so because I had a contract.
"This is the road I want to continue along and if I'm told otherwise, then so be it, otherwise I'm proud to carry on coaching these lads."
Seedorf still has two years left to run on a contract he signed just four months ago. Should Milan wish to terminate that deal, they would owe the Dutchman a reported 10 million euros.
Until they come to some kind of agreement, Inzaghi cannot be officially appointed and Milan cannot push on with plans for next season.