Inaki Williams revealed he had contact from Manchester United before signing a new long-term contract with Athletic Bilbao.
Williams emerged as a target for United during the closing days of the Premier League transfer window, with Romelu Lukaku heading to Inter.
The 25-year-old Williams, though, remained at Athletic and signed a nine-year extension with a €135million release clause.
Reflecting on the August speculation, the Spain forward told Cadena Ser: “I had contact from Manchester United but I cannot tell you who it was.
“My number one option has always been to stay at Athletic Club and to retire here.
“Joining Real Sociedad? No, I could never go there – 100 per cent.”