Zokora shunned United and Blues

Former Spurs man claims interest

Zokora: Says he could have joined Man United

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Former Tottenham star Didier Zokora has claimed he turned down Manchester United and Chelsea to move to White Hart Lane.

The 30-year-old is now with Turkish outfit Trabzonspor, but he has looked back at the time he was one of the most coveted players in Europe.

He joined Tottenham in 2006 from St Etienne, but he insists he was wanted by nearly every club - but he opted for Spurs because of their then sporting director Damien Comolli.

"During my last season at St Etienne, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Chelsea wanted me," he told L'Equipe.

"I chose Tottenham because there was Damien Comolli, who knew me since I am a kid."

Despite moving to Turkey from Sevilla this summer, Zakora insists he is still under big pressure to perform.

"Trabzonspor officials wanted me at any price. I am the biggest transfer of the club, so I am under big pressure," he insisted.