The highly-rated Kurt Zouma has admitted he snubbed Manchester United to sign up to Chelsea.
The powerhouse put pen to paper on a five-year deal with the Blues in January, but was loaned back to St Etienne for the rest of the season.
It is thought the 19-year-old will spend next season on loan at St Etienne to get more experience under his belt.
However, he cannot wait to start working with the Chelsea side and has also revealed he had a number of offers in January, including one from the Red Devils.
As quoted on the Daily Express website, he said: “I really wanted to go to Chelsea. Did I have other offers? Yes, there were Internazionale, Monaco and Manchester United. All those clubs called.
“Monaco was the first to call, with the sport director. I thought about it, but with Mr Mourinho, that is a strong signal.
“I know it is a risky choice, but I wanted to catch that train. I didn’t know if I would get that opportunity again.”