Chelsea FC news: Radja Nainggolan reveals the reason he turned down the Blues two years ago
Roma star Radja Nainggolan
Roma star Radja Nainggolan has revealed he turned down the chance to join Chelsea two years ago because “it's not all about money”.
The Belgium international has been extensively linked with a move to Stamford Bridge in the past couple of seasons and there were even rumours a deal for the 29-year-old had been struck last summer.
However, despite interest from Inter Milan too, the dynamic midfielder has insisted he is very happy at Roma and isn't considering a possible exit at the end of the season.
“Inter? There was interest from them because the coach rates me and vice versa, even if you wrote 1,000 stories about it… but let’s forget it,” Nainggolan told Il Tempo.
“I’ve always had a good relationship with Spalletti, he put me in the best condition to express myself, but ultimately there was no chance that I’d leave Roma.
“The truth is that in the past, I rejected important offers. Two years ago I could’ve gone to Chelsea and earn more, but for me it’s not all about money.”