Barcelona defender Jeremy Mathieu has confirmed he rejected an offer from Chelsea as he wished to remain at the Camp Nou.
Mathieu recently called time on his international career with France and is now concentrating all his energies on Barcelona. And the defender is keen to continue turning out for the Catalan giants, so much so that he turned down an opportunity to be part of the Antonio Conte revolution at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea were looking for another defender over the summer transfer window and eventually added David Luiz, who joined from Paris Saint-Germain, on deadline day.
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