Swansea were reportedly linked with Chelsea legend Frank Lampard during the January transfer window and the Chelsea all-time goalscorer has now confirmed there was an offer from Swansea in January.
Lampard revealed Swansea boss Paul Clement tried to tempt him out of retirement by offering him the chance to move to Swansea in January.
“Clem at Swansea asked me to go and be involved there,” Lampard told Goals on Sunday.
“And I have so much respect for him that that made me really think: ‘Could I get involved and maybe help there?’
“I had a link there, which was a nice thing, Clem sold it brilliantly to me and it was one of those.
“But again, having played at the top level and been fortunate to have played with Chelsea for so long, and Man City at the end, you are talking about top clubs that were fighting at the top.
“And no disrespect, but it was not the right battle at that point in my career as I would have wanted to have gone there and given my all and tried to help.
“This was in January, so I would have had to get fit again, have a mini pre-season and at 38 years of age slugging it out at the bottom of the Premier League in reality.
“I wish Clem very well, but it just was not the right option for me.”