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Roberto Carlos reveals Everton, Chelsea offers

Brazilian legend Roberto Carlos has recalled almost joining Everton during his career.

Despite enjoying a lengthy career that took in the sights of Madrid, Milan, and, bafflingly, Makhachkala - the free kick expert never played in England. However, that wasn't because he didn't ever have the chance, and the left-back almost joined Chelsea in 2007.

But he also recalled on Blockasset: "2007, I received my proposal to Chelsea; I talked at that time to [Roman] Abramovich, but we had some problems with the contract and I didn't sign. "That's why I went to play at Fenerbahce. But in England: Chelsea, Everton, Birmingham, and Aston Villa.

"There were four teams interested, Aston Villa at the start of my career, and Everton after a game between Brazil and Japan where I scored a goal. "But the most important deal was with Chelsea."

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