Chelsea legend Frank Lampard spent 13 years at Chelsea, during which he became the Chelsea’s all-time record goalscorer after scoring 211 goals in all competitions.
However, Lampard has revealed he received offers to play for Barcelona, Real Madrid and Inter Milan during his time at Chelsea.
“There were times earlier in my career when they did, but I do not look back and regret not going, but it was certainly of interest,” Lampard told Goals on Sunday.
“Back in the day, the big Spanish clubs were involved – Barcelona, Real Madrid, Inter Milan under Jose [Mourinho].
“It was never: ‘I’m ready to sign now,’ but there were rumours and some talks behind the scenes.
“But I am very happy I did not take them up on any of them as when I look back on my career, particularly the Chelsea part of it, I would have missed so much.
“I am very happy to have come away with that in my pocket and say that I have a real allegiance and feeling for one club in particular and did a lot there.
“You can’t buy that and once you have that, you can never lose it and it stays with you and Chelsea is the club that always feels very close to me for now.”