Atletico Madrid fullback Filipe Luis has revealed he turned down Chelsea earlier in his career.

The Brazilian admits he rejected the move as he was speaking with Barcelona at the time.

"I've received many proposals from English clubs, especially when I was at Deportivo. I could say no to Chelsea because I was negotiating with Barcelona, Barca was my priority.

"So Chelsea decided to hire Yuri Zhirkov for £15 million," he revealed.

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