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Tiago confirms Chelsea offer

Tiago confirms Chelsea offer

Chelsea wanted former midfielder Tiago from Atleti

Former Chelsea midfielder Tiago confirmed that he had an option to return during the summer. Tiago is currently at Atletico Madrid and only recently signed a new contract.

The Portuguese midfielder was amongst a number of players who had been linked with a transfer to West London during the summer.

"The summer was very difficult. I want to explain to the fans what happened but there are some things I cannot explain because they are not important," Tiago told AS.

"At the end of last season, I received a great offer [from Chelsea] and it made me think about making a change. But I realised that the most important thing was to feel important at a club.

"I spoke to Cholo [Atletico boss Diego Simeone] and he told me he wanted me in the squad in the next training session. From then, I could only think of rejoining Atletico and wearing this shirt again."