According to the Athletic, Chelsea were offered the chance to sign new Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara earlier this summer.
With the Spanish international keen on leaving Bayern Munich this summer, the midfielder was offered to Chelsea as Bayern Munich attempted to drive up the player’s transfer fee.
The Blues turned down the chance to sign Thiago Alcantara with Chelsea boss Frank Lampard not seeing the need to sign the midfielder.
London rivals Arsenal were also offered the chance to Thiago but just like Chelsea, they turned down the chance to sign Thiago.
Thiago made his Liverpool debut on Sunday in the Reds’ 2-0 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.