Borussia Dortmund hitman Robert Lewandowski has revealed that he turned down Manchester United, Chelsea and Real Madrid to stay in the Bundesliga.
After speculation throughout the summer linking him with a number of clubs, including rivals Bayern Munich, Lewandowski has resolved his differences with Dortmund and has reportedly had his wages trebled.
And the 25-year-old has shed light on the exchanges he had with other clubs during a frenzy of interest, which included a text from Jose Mourinho.
On target: Lewandowski scored the winner for Dortmund in a 1-0 victory over Werder Bremen on Friday night
After scoring four goals against Real Madrid in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final, the 25-year-old received a message from Mourinho saying: 'I want you to join me in any club I go to.'
Lewandowski told The Sun: 'I can confirm that I spoke to him [Mourinho]. We spoke a few times before. I have his number in my phone. It is a huge compliment for me that a manager with such a big name is texting me this way.
'One year earlier I also spoke to Sir Alex Ferguson and that was definitely a great feeling.
Quadruple: Lewandowski scored four against Real Madrid in the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals
'The retirement of Sir Alex didn't affect my decision not to come to England. He spoke to me one year ago, but it was not a good time.
'The Premier League is huge of course, as is La Liga. But the Bundesliga has all the conditions, stadiums, fans and atmosphere to dominate for the next five years.'
Lewandowski also confirmed that he met with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez in the Bernabeu moments after Dortmund sealed progression to the Champions League final.
The Special Text: Mourinho sent a message to Lewandowski moments after the Champions League semi-final
The Polish international enjoyed a sensational season, scoring 24 league goals and adding another 10 in the Champions League.
It remains to be seen, however, whether Lewandowski will stay at Dortmund after his contract expires in 2014 or leave as a free agent.