Croatian forward Mario Mandzukic has revealed that he had offers to move to the Premier League this summer.
"I chose the right path for my career. During negotiations I quickly realised two things - they were very keen to sign me and they were very serious and professional," he told AS.
"It wasn't logical for me to stay at Bayern. I had proposals from England and I think that would have suited my style.
"There were also interesting offers from Italy and Russia but when the interest of Atletico began to take shape, I put the brakes on everything."
Mandzukic has scored six times for Atletico this season.