Zlatan Ibrahimovic has admitted he spoke to several other clubs before signing a new contract at Paris St Germain this month.
As reported by Portuguese newspaper A Bola, the Swedish striker - who was a summer transfer target for Chelsea and Manchester City - considered his options prior to putting pen to paper on the one-year extension.
"It is true that this summer I talked to other clubs, but after talking with the PSG president I decided to stay," Ibrahimovic said.
"We reached an agreement and I'm happy here. I hope we can achieve something historic."
Speculation linked Ibrahimovic with Chelsea and Manchester City earlier this summer, with both Premier League clubs reportedly on the look-out for a marquee striker.
And the big-money arrival of Edinson Cavani to the French capital stoked rumours that Ibrahimovic could be unsettled with his role as the undisputed lead striker challenged.
Chelsea and City did add to their striking options over the summer - Jose Mourinho bringing in Samuel Eto'o while City signed Steven Jovetic and Alvaro Negredo.