Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has revealed that he was on the verge of joining Inter Milan in 2008.
The England international claims that he was interested in the move as he wanted to work with former Blues manager Jose Mourinho again.
"The closest was Inter Milan with Jose in 2008, the idea of challenging myself to do something different and going with him because he was such an influence on my career," he told The Telegraph.
"In the end I wanted to stay for personal reasons, because of my mum and the attachment I have to Chelsea.
"That was the one time when I was close. It's turned out to be the right decision. I am fortunate to be here."
Lampard has reportedly signed a new one-year contract with Chelsea that will see him remain at the club until the end of next season.