Chelsea striker Diego Costa has said he wanted to leave the club in the summer.
Costa joined the Blues for £32m in 2014, and was understood to be close to a return to former club Atletico Madrid after a difficult 2015-16 campaign.
The Spain international has since scored 14 Premier League goals, as Chelsea have taken a six-point lead courtesy of 13 successive victories.
“Did I want to go? Yes, yes, I was about to leave. But not because of Chelsea,” said the 28-year-old.
“There was one thing I wanted to change for family reasons but it wasn’t to be, and I continue to be happy here.”
Costa scored 20 goals in his first season in England, as Chelsea won the Premier League title under Jose Mourinho.