Real Madrid and Spain striker Alvaro Morata has confirmed that Chelsea made a £60m offer for him in the summer.
Morata was one of the most on-demand players of the summer, with a raft of Premier League clubs thought to be interested in signing him.
Los Blancos activated his buy-out clause in order to bring him back to the Bernabeu from Juventus for £34m, but it was expected that the Capital club would sell him on for profit.
But Morata stayed put at Madrid as Zinedine Zidane saw him as an important player for his side.
The striker has scored one goal and assisted another in five La Liga games this season.
“Chelsea showed the most interest,” the Spain international told German newspaper Sport Bild.
“Antonio Conte had already signed me for Juventus and it was a very good offer this time. I would have been the most expensive Spanish player ever.
“They offered roughly 70 million Euros, but Real Madrid said they had me in their plans and that was always my dream.”