Gallas: I had other options

Tottenham defender William Gallas has revealed he rejected offers from Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain to move to White Hart Lane last summer.

Gallas signed a one-year deal at White Hart Lane after his contract at Arsenal expired last summer but the 33-year-old insists that was not his only option.

He told L’Equipe: "Everyone said I had no club this summer.

"But it’s because I said no to many clubs. I had Juventus, I told them ‘no’ because my family came first. I wanted to stay in London. PSG also wanted me to sign for them. I did not want to go there.

"So people should stop talking nonsense like William Gallas had no club and at the last moment he found Tottenham.

"No, it’s just that William Gallas wanted to stay in London for his family. I have four children and I think about my family first. And Tottenham was a good opportunity."

Gallas has a played a key role for Tottenham this season and would be happy to extend his contract beyond the end of the season.

He added: "We are fifth in the Premier League and our target is to qualify for the Champions League.

"Tottenham has to be big, I play with big players. It will be very important to be in the Champions League next season.

"So I will do my best to give everything for the fans because they deserve it. They are unbelievable. Like I say, Tottenham has to be big."