Radja Nainggolan insists he never considered leaving Roma for Tuesday night's Champions League opponents Chelsea.

The Belgian, who has impressed in three and a half years with the Giallorossi, was linked with a move to Stamford Bridge which never materialised.

Nainggolan said at a press conference prior to the Group C clash: "Well I made my choice. I never hesitated or thought for a minute (about leaving), so it doesn't matter if it's Chelsea or anyone else.

"It's always nice to play against a top team, and like all professionals I know how to prepare for them. I'm ready to give my best and hope to play well."

Roma fought back from 2-0 down two weeks ago to lead 3-2, with two goals from Edin Dzeko and one from Aleksandar Kolarov, only for Chelsea to find an equaliser through Eden Hazard.

Victory for Chelsea would see them advance to the knockout stages from Group C, but a win for Roma would see them overtake the Blues at the top of the standings.