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Bayern Munich veteran Robben: Why I chose Chelsea over Man Utd (don't blame me!)

Bayern Munich veteran Arjen Robben has explained why he chose to sign for Chelsea ahead of Manchester United.

The Dutchman left PSV Eindhoven for Chelsea in 2004.

He told FourFourTwo: "I had a very good conversation with him over dinner in Manchester and we spoke about football and life. I also went and had a good look around the training ground and everything was good, but after I went back to PSV nothing happened.

"There was no real contact and the deal didn't happen. PSV were also negotiating with Chelsea at that time, so maybe they offered PSV more money? I don't really know. I spoke to Chelsea and I liked their plans.

"We had one meeting and everything was done pretty quickly. Had Manchester United offered me a deal straight after I met them, I would have signed there, but it didn't happen and I've got no regrets."

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