Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery has revealed that Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho tried to urge the Frenchman to sign for the Blues.
The 30-year-old, who recently penned a contract extension at the Allianz Arena, is due to go up against the Premier League outfit in the European Super Cup on Friday.
"We often talk," Ribery told Kicker. "He wanted me to go to Chelsea. We have a good relationship and respect between us, but I want to beat him."
Meanwhile, Chelsea are believed to be considering a third bid for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney.