Celtic's want-away midfielder Jiri Jarosik has revealed that 'five or six' Premier League sides showed an interest in him during the summer transfer window.
The 29-year-old has stressed his desire to leave on numerous occasions, but still finds himself at Celtic Park, despite the interest from south of the border.
"I was determined to leave. I agreed that with the management and the manager even though he wanted me to stay on," said Jarosik.
"Everything was heading towards me leaving. I had my things packed but eventually it did not turn out.
"Portsmouth and Fulham [were also interested]. In total, five or six English clubs. Birmingham again contacted me too, but I did not want to return there.
"I also refused Dynamo Kiev and I now feel a bit sorry about it. I should have gone there."