Former Liverpool midfielder Emre Can claims he received “three” offers from Premier League clubs including Manchester United.
The Germany international had been out of favour this season at Juventus and speculation was rife that he could return to the Premier League with Man Utd.
Can eventually moved to Borussia Dortmund for €30m on deadline day in search of regular football.
However, the 26-year-old says he had the opportunity to move to Man Utd but didn’t consider it due to his “Liverpool past”.
Speaking to Kicker (via Sport Witness), Can said: “I had three Premier League offers alone, including one from Manchester United, but I didn’t think about that for a second because of my Liverpool past.
“I have always had an extreme sympathy for BVB. I wanted to go to a club for which I can be important, where I am needed. That is the case in Dortmund. Borussia is a good fit for me – and vice versa.”