Didier Drogba refuses to quit Chelsea this summer

01 March 2011 07:06
Didier Drogba insists he won't quit Stamford Bridge this summer despite losing his place in the team to Fernando Torres, saying he has 'everything I could dream of at Chelsea'.

The Ivory Coast international has endured a torrid time this season. After contracting malaria in November the striker has failed to capture his best form, scoring just 10 goals so far this term.

Staying put: Drogba is refusing to walk out on Chelsea this summer, saying he has everything he could wish for at Stamford Bridge

The 32-year-old has lost his place in the Blues starting line-up following the ?50million Janaury arrival of Spain star Torres from Liverpool and is expected to be on the bench again tonight against Barclays Premier League leaders Manchester United.

Despite his absence from boss Carlo Ancelotti's first XI, Drogba hinted he would love to see out his career in west London, revealing mooted moves to Real Madrid and AC Milan are no longer appealing to him.

Second choice: Drogba has been used from the bench in recent weeks to accommodate new signing Torres in the starting line-up

'I have everything I could dream of at Chelsea,' he told French TV channel Orange Sport.

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'I am at a great club, with amazing team-mates, with a perfect living environment for my family.

'Some years ago I could have said, "I dream to play at AC Milan, Real, or Manchester United".

'But nowadays I don't feel such desire anymore. I am at one of the best clubs in the world. Those desires have been gone for a while.'

Same again: Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti is expected to stick with Nicolas Anelka and Torres against Manchester United

Drogba's former club Marseille, who sold the star to Chelsea in 2004 for ?24million, are keen to welcome him back to France next season, while talk of a reunion with former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho at the Bernabeu continues to persist.

But it appears Drogba intends to stay and fight for his place in the capital.

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Source: Daily_Mail

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