Drogba insistent that his future remains at Chelsea

Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has ruled out a reported move to Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua and wants to stay at Stamford Bridge until at least the summer, Sky Sports reports. Drogba is on international duty with the Ivory Coast and has announced he will not be meeting with Shenhua over a proposed transfer.

Former Blues forward Nicolas Anelka signed for the Chinese club earlier this month and there had been rumours the Ivorian would follow his former striker partner to Asia. Drogba has been rumoured with a move to French side Paris Saint Germain also after Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas looked to shake up the squad by selling some of the older players. The 33 year old has recently admitted that he is not enjoying his football as of late and faces direct competition with club record signing Fernando Torres for a place in Villas-Boas’ starting lineup.

In an interview with a French magazine, Drogba set the record straight on any potential moves away from Stamford Bridge and dismissed them as rumours. Chelsea have been in negotiations about extending Drogba’s deal in West London and have offered a one year contract, despite the Ivorian’s pleas for a two year deal. Drogba is expected to return from African Cup of Nations duty in mid-February and talks will resume.

Drogba said: ‘I would like to find again more fun, shivers, fervour, pressure and passion on the pitch. That makes fun in our job and I have missed a little for the last months. Does it mean departure from Chelsea? Not before next June’.

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