Chelsea’s Didier Drogba yesterday said he would remain at Stamford Bridge for another two years at least.
The announcement ends months of speculation about the future of the Ivory Coast striker who has been linked with a move away from the club all summer, with Barcelona, Milan and Internazionale all thought to be possible destinations.
But the 30-year-old former Marseille marksman is contracted to Chelsea until 2010 and has committed his future to the club.
“I have always said that I am very happy at Chelsea,” he told France Football.
“It’s a great team with great players and a great coach.
“Everything’s going well here, I have two years left on my contract and I will spend them at Chelsea.”
Drogba had told the same magazine last October that he wanted to quit Chelsea following the departure of manager Jose Mourinho.
I want to leave Chelsea,” he said at the time.
“Something is broken with Chelsea. Nothing can stop me from leaving now.” He later said he regretted the remarks and was “100% committed” to Chelsea.