Argentinian striker Hernan Crespo is considering his future after being offered a contract extension by Chelsea.
Crespo helped Chelsea win the Premier League last season but he has often spoke of his desire to return to Italy where he played for Parma, Lazio, Inter and Milan.
“Although I have two years still on my contract, they offered me a renewal, they’re making me a proposal for when I’m 33 years old,” Crespo was quoted as saying in the daily La Nacion on Thursday.
“That means one has done things well. I’m content to have won the Premier League,” he said.
Asked whether he would stay in England, however, the 30-year-old said: “I don’t know. My intention would be to return to Italy or (go to) Spain. At Chelsea they know that, over and above my being happy there,” he added.
“(Club owner Roman) Abramovich said to me: ‘How can that be? The fans love you, the coach (Jose Mourinho) wants you, I offer to renew your contract and you want to leave?'”
Crespo has had no offers from clubs in Spain, but his stock remains high in Italy.