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Clauss explains rejecting Chelsea for Marseille move

Former Lens fullback Jonathan Clauss has explained joining Olympique Marseille over Chelsea.

Despite Chelsea's rumoured interest, Clauss eventually joined Marseille in July and penned a three-year contract after moving for a fee believed to be in the region of €9million (£7.8m).

Clauss has been a regular since joining Marseille, making 10 appearances across all competitions so far under new boss Igor Tudor, whose unbeaten side currently sit second in Ligue 1 and two points adrift of reigning champions Paris Saint-Germain after winning six of their opening eight matches this term.

"I didn't want to sign for Chelsea to one day say I signed for Chelsea," Clauss told Info Sport.

“It was really to try and keep playing, to discover the Champions League. Marseille ticked all the boxes I was looking for."



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