Southampton defender Lovren: I turned down Chelsea

Southampton defender Dejan Lovren admits he could've signed for Chelsea four years ago.

Southampton defender Dejan Lovren admits he could've signed for Chelsea four years ago.

He has revealed he was a Chelsea target four years ago when a raw defender learning his trade at Dynamo Zagreb.

He spurned the approach and moved instead to Lyon.

Lovren said: “There was contact with Chelsea but I thought, at 20 years old, it would be easier to play at Lyon rather than with the likes of John Terry and Ricardo Carvalho.

“It worked out well.”

 
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