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Klopp: I Never Rejected Chelsea Or City

Ahead of Borussia Dortmund’s Champions League trip to face in-form Arsenal, manager Jurgen Klopp has denied rejecting the advances Chelsea of Manchester City.

Klopp says the journalist that he spoke to from the notoriousThe Sun tabloid was “a nice guy”, but that parts of his interview were simply fabricated.

And while he remains thoroughly committed to Dortmund’s cause, Klopp has not ruled out the chance of managing a team in the Premier League in the future.

"English newspapers are similar to German newspapers," Klopp said in his post-match press conference before the Gunners clash.

"I think it was a summary of all I said, because I never said I had offers from these two clubs. I think it was The Sun. The journalist was a nice guy and I was surprised by this. We hear a lot of things about The Sun in Germany.

"It's very important in life for me and all the other guys to be the lucky guy in the right moment at the right place, and we all feel it's the right moment and the right place. I am 46 and in some cases of life it's not so young and in some cases it's young enough.

"I have to work and I want to work for a few more years, and maybe in the future when my English is better, maybe I will come to England. But in this moment, there's no chance to think about it.

"It's a message -- you don't always have to wait for something that seems better. The grass isn't always greener and my biggest skill is to see luck when I have it. So I don't think about different clubs and I never said the name of one or the other."

Meanwhile, Dortmund will come face-to-face with an old foe in Mesut Ozil on Tuesday night.

The German international is on fire at his new club, and has previous scoring form against teams from his homeland in the Champions League.

He thinks that if the Gunners show their class they will be too strong for his “friends” in the Dortmund team.

There is still hard work to do, but Ozil feels his London club is on the precipice of booking their place in the knockout rounds.

"We have a good starting position, but the job is not done yet,” Ozil told kicker.

“Arsenal has shown their strength in the past, and now we have ripened. We are aware of our class. If we can show that, we could have nine points after three games.”

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