FORMER REAL MADRID STAR CLAIMS CONTE ACTUALLY WANTED HIM LAST SUMMER

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Chelsea were in need of a backup goalkeeper last summer, and reports claimed the club wanted to sign former Real Madrid goalkeeper Diego Lopez.

The goalkeeper is currently on loan at La Liga side Espanyol from AC Milan.

Lopez, 35, was linked with a move to Stamford Bridge last summer after Conte’s arrival, and the Spaniard has confirmed that the rumours were indeed true, claiming he was flattered to be a Chelsea target.

When asked about Chelsea, Lopez told Spanish outlet AS: “There was an opportunity last summer.

“I was very flattered by the manager’s interest. I don’t know if it will be maintained this summer.

“Last year it was a priority option but now things have changed, and I don’t know what will happen.

“It’s one of the big clubs in Europe and it will probably win the Premier League.

“My idea has not changed at all and my intention is to continue at Espanyol. I hope it happens.”

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