Chelsea have reiterared thair desire to retain Hernan Crespo after the Argentinian striker told an Italian newspaper he wanted to return to Serie A.

Crespo told Tuttosport that his “one wish” was to go back to return to Italy.

Chelsea then said: “He is contracted for the next two years and will remain so unless we receive a suitable offer.

“Everyone at Chelsea is aware of his domestic situation and we have every sympathy for that.”

Crespo revealed that he has already turned down incentives offered by billionaire Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.

“He offered me a house, a private jet and more money, but money and success doesn’t come into it,” Crespo said.

“Italy is my natural environment, it’s where I’ll live when I retire and it’s the best place to play.”

Crespo was loaned to Milan for one season before returning to Stamford Bridge last year.

“Abramovich is a marvellous person and Chelsea is a fantastic club, they have treated me like a king,” said Crespo.

“The fans have been great too, but I am waiting here, just hoping my mobile will ring.

“I can guarantee that I am a healthy striker with just one wish – to return and play my sort of football.”