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Douglas Costa
MUNICH, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 24: Douglas Costa of Muenchen runs with the ball during the UEFA Champions League Group F match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Olympiacos FC at Allianz Arena on November 24, 2015 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Douglas Costa has revealed that he rejected the chance to join Chelsea because he wanted to work with Pep Guardiola.

Costa was linked with Chelsea and voiced his admiration for Jose Mourinho. But the Brazilian did not think for too long when Bayern Munich joined the race to sign him.

“Chelsea also wanted to sign me. They were seriously interested and made great efforts,” Douglas Costa told Bild.

“But I really only wanted to work with Guardiola and join Bayern.

“I made a conscious decision to join Bayern because of the presence of Guardiola. I was convinced that I would learn more at Bayern under Guardiola.”