Andrii Shevchenko has thanked English journalists for suggesting that he has signed for Chelsea, because he hopes that the speculation might persuade his club Milan to offer him an extdeded contract.

The Daily Mail claimed that a deal has already been struck to take the Ukrainian striker to West London on a four-year deal worth at least £110,000 per week.

“I only know about this story because there are others who continue talking,” he stated on Thursday.

“Anyway, I thank the English journalists because maybe, in this way, Milan will call me and extend my deal.

“I know nothing about any offer and I am absolutely relaxed.

“I have nothing to deny because everything is clear.”

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