Inter were persistently linked with a move for the Cameroon striker before the transfer window closed on Monday night, but Vigorelli has disclosed that if Chelsea did not come calling, then a move to the Middle East was likely.
He told Tuttosport: "Inter were never really there. Had Samuel not signed for Chelsea, then he would have probably accepted a very rich offer to go and play in Qatar. However, Mourinho decided to accelerate for him and we did the deal."
The 32-year-old is in contention to make his Chelsea debut next weekend when the Blues face Everton at Goodison Park.