Verona signing Bacinovic: Chelsea, Man Utd once wanted me

Hellas Verona signing Armin Bacinovic admits he came close to joining the Premier League's biggest clubs barely 18 months ago.

Hellas Verona signing Armin Bacinovic admits he came close to joining the Premier League's biggest clubs barely 18 months ago.

The former Palermo star has dropped into Serie B with Verona to reignite his career.

He told TuttoB.com: "I wanted to leave Palermo in January, but I got injured and I had to stay. Now I am happy about this new adventure, I will be able to play continuously.

"It's true, not so long ago I was near Chelsea and Manchester United, but it's past history, I do not think about it anymore."

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