Bojan Krkic
AC Milan's Alessandro Nesta challenges AS Roma's Bojan Krkic during their Serie A match at the Olympic stadium in Rome. REUTERS

Bojan Krkic has revealed he turned down a move to Chelsea in favour of joining Serie A side Roma in the summer.

Bojan decided to leave Barcelona after competition for places in the form of new signings Alexis Sanchez and Cesc Fabregas forced him to look elsewhere in search of first-team action.

The Spain international was linked with a move to Chelsea but opted to link-up with former-Barca coach Luis Enrique in Italy.

"Roma were not the only club interested in me," Bojan told La Repubblica.

"Chelsea, Tottenham and PSG made me offers that were worth more to me on a financial level, but I wanted to join Roma.

"I believe in the project here, even if it has been difficult at times. I am sure I made the right choice in choosing Roma."

But the former Chelsea-target insists he has no regrets about spurning the Premier League.

"When I decided to go to Rome I didn't think about what I'd be leaving behind, but only about the new challenge waiting for me," Bojan told Corriere dello Sport earlier this week. "The days go by and I don't regret anything.

"I am very happy that I came to Rome. The move to Serie A has been a great experience."