- Roberto Carlos says he agreed a deal to join Chelsea from Real Madrid
- The Brazilian who won 13 titles at Real Madrid met Roman Abramovich
- Deal failed to work out and the defender joined Turkish giants Fenerbahce
Roberto Carlos has claimed he was on the verge of joining Premier League giants Chelsea 13 years ago when Jose Mourinho was in charge claiming that things did not later work out.
The former Real Madrid star was among the best left full backs during his active playing days at the Bernabeu considering how powerful his shot was and also his goal scoring sense.
And after winning 13 trophies at Real Madrid and at the of 34, Roberto Carlos was linked with a move away from Spain with Premier League sides and even Turkish clubs interested in him then.
During that time, Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho was having his first stint at Stamford Bridge and was dreaming to win titles for Roman Abramovich.
Former England international Ashley Cole was Jose Mourinho's first choice then at left back position at Chelsea with Wayne Bridge sitting on the bench.
According to the report on UK Sun, Roberto Carlos explained that he met Chelsea owner Abramovich in Paris with the verbal agreement of him moving to London.
As at that time, Turkish side Fenerbahce were also looking for the signature of the Brazilian, and after the Blues' move failed to work out, Roberto Carlos moved to Turkey.
"Unfortunately, in the final moments something didn't work out just before finalising, which happens a lot in football. There was an issue with the lawyer,'' Carlos explained.
"It was all agreed, though, and I am 100 per cent sure I would have done well in the Premier League and it would have suited my characteristics."
However, three months after his move to Chelsea failed, Jose Mourinho was sacked and Roberto Carlos went on to play for two years in Turkey before he returned back to Brazil.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how legendary Didier Drogba was instrumental in Chelsea’s famous win in the UEFA Champions League back in 2012 where the Blues defeated Bayern Munich in the final.
It was an extraordinary night at the Allianz Arena in Germany as Chelsea, against all odds, came out victorious in a game full of drama.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich had only fired coach Andre Villas-Boas and replaced with Roberto Di Matteo who eventually propelled the team to European glory, but Drogba stated that youngster Juan Mata inspired the team to win the final.
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