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Chelsea & City may have wanted Jurgen Klopp

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Jurgen Klopp has suggested that there was interest from Manchester City and Chelsea for his managerial services in the summer, according to the Guardian.

The Borussia Dortmund manager caught the eye of a host of sides last year in taking his side to the final of the Champions League, and revealed that some of the top clubs in Europe made approaches for him. 

"I know that some clubs were interested, of course," he said.

"They thought about us. You know these clubs … they changed coaches last season. Man City? But I don't say anything about this. From other countries, they were also interested."

The 46-year-old then went on to display his loyalty to his club where he last week signed a new contract which will keep him with Dortmund potentially until 2018.

"Borussia Dortmund is the only club in the world where if I speak to a young player, he knows that I am his coach for the next four-and-a-half years," Klopp said.

"We want to have this situation. The players are similar to the journalists. They always think: 'Ah, he says this and then Real Madrid call and he is away.' But this is the message: Everybody can call but nothing will happen. This is for sure and then we will see what's with the players."

Ahead of the clash with Arsenal on Wednesday night in the Champions League, Klopp also spoke of the rumours linking him with a view to the Gunners' hot-seat when Arsene Wenger finally departs the Emirates.

"It makes me proud to hear that some Arsenal fans might want me, but it's not important for me to be proud. My mother is proud. It's a better feeling than if nobody knows me but it doesn't help me in the morning, it doesn't help me in the evening and it doesn't help me through the day," the German coach said.

Klopp's Dortmund go into Wednesday's fixture knowing that they lend a massive boost to their qualification credentials if they win. They currently sit on six points, but have already beaten Arsenal and so will take confidence ahead of the mid-week game.

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