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star Axel Witsel reveals he turned down Jose Mourinho TWICE by shunning moves to and Axel Witsel rejected opportunities to join and   The Belgian says it 'made no sense' for him to move to the Bernabeu in 2012 The midfielder also passed a medical to join Juventus but opted to stay at Zenit Witsel says he ignored interest from United and PSG before joining Dortmund  

By Tom Caldon For Mailonline

Published: 11:25 BST, 22 August 2019 | Updated: 11:33 BST, 22 August 2019


midfielder Axel Witsel has revealed he turned down Jose Mourinho twice by rejecting moves to and

The 30-year-old signed for the Bundesliga club from Chinese side Tianjin Quanjian last summer and has attracted interest from Europe's most powerful clubs throughout his career. 

The Belgian broke through at Standard Liege and represented Benfica and Zenit, before his move to China, but the midfielder says he turned down an opportunity to join the biggest club in world football back in 2012.

Axel Witsel says he turned down opportunities to sign for Manchester United and Real Madrid

Axel Witsel says he turned down opportunities to sign for and

In an interview with Goal, the Belgium international said: 'I could have joined when Jose Mourinho was there, but then Real signed Luka

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