Cape Town - Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata claims that Chelsea made a sizeable bid for his services, but he couldn’t resist a return to his hometown.
The 23-year-old Spain international came of age during his two-year stint with Juventus in Serie A, convincing Los Blancos to activate their buy-back option on their Castilla product.
But the 23-year-old could have been reunited with former Juve boss Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge, with the Blues seemingly willing to spend big on the striker.
"Chelsea showed the most interest," Morata told German newspaper Sport Bild.
"Antonio Conte had already signed me for Juventus and it was a very good offer this time. I would have been the most expensive Spanish player ever.
"They offered roughly 70 million Euros, but Real Madrid said they had me in their plans and that was always my dream."