Drogba not seeking Chelsea exit
Didier Drogba has everything he wants at Chelsea and has dismissed suggestions he wants to leave.
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/03/11 3:34pm
Didier Drogba has everything that he wants at Chelsea and has dismissed suggestions that he wants to leave Stamford Bridge.
The Ivory Coast international's struggles have matched those of his club this season as his campaign was disrupted by malaria in November and he has scored just 10 goals.
Chelsea's decision to spend £50million on former Liverpool striker Fernando Torres has also cast doubt on Drogba's future and the latter is expected to start on the bench in Tuesday night's crucial Premier League match against Manchester United.
Marseille, who sold Drogba to Chelsea for £24m in 2004, are understood to want to take the 32-year-old back to France, while there have also been reports of a swap deal for Real Madrid's Kaka.
A move to the Bernabeu would reunite Drogba with former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, but the forward no longer wants to move to another European heavyweight such as Real, AC Milan or United.
He told French TV channel Orange Sport: "I have everything I could dream of at Chelsea.
"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."