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Serie A striker reveals Chelsea and Tottenham snub

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Roma striker Bojan Krkic claims he considered offers from Chelsea and Tottenham before heading to Italy over the summer.

The 21-year-old Spanish international opted to leave Barcelona at the end of last season after struggling to hold down a regular place in Pep Guardiola's first-team.

With his time at Camp Nou helping to raise Bojan's profile and allow him to showcase his undoubted ability, the forward was not short on options, and revealed how he could have been turning out in the Barclays Premier League had events turned out differently.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is a known admirer of the Spaniard, and was continually credited with an interest in bringing him to White Hart Lane.

However, unbeknown to most, Chelsea were also keeping tabs on Bojan's situation and also attempted to entice him to Stamford Bridge in the summer.

"Roma were not the only club interested in me," Bojan told La Repubblica. "Chelsea, Tottenham and PSG made me offers that were worth more to me on a financial level, but I wanted to join Roma."

As clubs from across Europe scrapped frantically for the player's signature, it was a switch to Serie A that took Bojan's fancy in the end.

"I believe in the project here," he added. "Even if it has been difficult at times.

"I am sure I made the right choice in choosing Roma."

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