PSG defender Thomas Meunier says he turned down Chelsea
Last Updated: 06/11/17 9:06am
PSG defender Thomas Meunier says he turned down a deadline day move to Chelsea.
The Belgium defender was given the chance to link up with international team-mates Thibaut Courtois, Eden Hazard and Michy Batshuayi but chose to stay in Paris.
Meunier, who joined the French club from Club Brugge in 2016, has only started six Ligue 1 games this season after the signing of Dani Alves from Juventus.
The 26-year-old wants to fight for his place and establish himself as a starter at PSG.
He told Belgian TV: "I was expecting PSG to sign another right-back, but didn't foresee them getting Dani Alves. I didn't know what to think. Was I going to remain on the subs' bench all the time?
"I could have left for Chelsea on the final day of the transfer window. But I didn't want to join them. I am happy at PSG and I don't want to leave."
Chelsea signed Davide Zappacosta on the final day of the transfer window, he scored on his first start for the club in a 6-0 Champions League win over Qarabag FK.
Chelsea were linked with several other options including Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain before they turned to the Italian.
Zappacosta has started three of Chelsea's last four games in the absence of Victor Moses.