Former Liverpool midfielder Raul Meireles says he was forced out of the club prior to completing his move to Chelsea.
The Portuguese playmaker completed his move to Stamford Bridge on transfer deadline day after handing in a transfer request on the eve on the deadline.
However, according to the 28-year-old, he was told he had no future at Liverpool, leading to his move to Chelsea.
Meireles said: "I was aware that Liverpool wanted to sell me in the summer, which was a bit surprising to me.
"All I have to say is that I had one promise at Liverpool which wasn't fulfilled. It's not the only thing to blame but that's why the Liverpool fans are unsure why I left.
"Liverpool asked me to hand in a transfer request. That's normal, so that's what I did. There's no point touching this subject any more. I was a bit surprised, but now I'm just concentrating on my present and future, and that's with Chelsea."
"I'm here now. I want to be here at Chelsea," he added.
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