Both English clubs were heavily linked with the centre-back during the summer as they attempted to add to their defensive options.
However he stayed put as the transfer window in England came and went – although both clubs are understood to retain an interest in him.
And now Jullien has lifted the lid on his decision to turn down a move to England.
He told RMC Sport: “We spoke of an exit, but I’m here.
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“There was interest, but that’s how it is. We spoke with the manager, realised I was missing a few things.
“He knows football and some players who left for the Premier League, and I’m not ready. I’m here to learn.
“The day I’ll be ready, maybe I’ll go see elsewhere. For now, I’m very happy here.”
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