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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