Midfielder Axel Witsel has revealed that he turned down both Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain in order to sign for Borussia Dortmund last year.
After deciding that he wished to leave China last summer, Witsel was not short of options before eventually penning a deal with the Bundesliga outfit.
However, the Belgium international has claimed that United and PSG also expressed an interest in his signature ahead of last season.
The 30-year-old told Goal.com: "First Michael Zorc approached me, then Lucien Favre called me. I also had other offers, maybe I could have gone to Paris or Manchester, but I did not want to wait. And I had the feeling that I was the first choice for Dortmund. It is important to feel good when you go to a new club.
"So after the talks with Zorc, Favre and Hans-Joachim Watzke, I decided to join BVB. Dortmund is a top club - and I really wanted to join a top European club. Maybe it was my last chance at 29 years old. It was the right decision."
Witsel has since made 46 appearances for Dortmund in all competitions.body check tags ::