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Rennes new-boy Serhou Guirassy snubbed a summer move to Chelsea, according to Amiens sporting director John Williams. The 24-year-old striker was heavily linked with a move to the Premier League.
West Ham, Tottenham and Crystal Palace were all said to be interested in signing the former France Under-20 international. A move to the Premier League, however, never materialised.
According to Williams, the Ligue 1 side could’ve been pipped to his signature by Chelsea.
“He refused to go to Chelsea during the last window,” Williams said of Guirassy’s departure during an interview with Le Parisien. “Serhou made a sporting choice when he could earn more money with the London team.
“He wanted to continue in a club where he was sure to have some playing time and not relive an experience like the one in Cologne where he was a substitute. The choice fell on Rennes because coach Julien Stéphan assured him that he was counting on him.”