Drogba: I’ll see out Chelsea contract
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has ended speculation over his future by pledging to see out the rest of his contract at Stamford Bridge.
The Ivory Coast international has previously said he wanted to leave the club, and AC Milan have been strongly linked with the 30-year-old.
But Drogba insists he has no desire to leave west London before his current deal expires in 2010.
“I have always said that I am very happy at Chelsea,” said Drogba. “It’s a great team with great players and a great coach. “Everything’s going well here and I have two years left on my contract and I will spend them at Chelsea.”
Drogba admitted his unhappiness last season after the departure of manager Jose Mourinho, saying: “I want to leave Chelsea. Something is broken with Chelsea. Nothing can stop me from leaving now.”
His future looked uncertain again in May after he was sent off in the Champions League final defeat, but a move has failed to materialise and Drogba now looks set to spend the rest of his best years at Chelsea.
Meanwhile, Tottenham summer signing David Bentley led a 5-0 rout of 10-man AS Roma with two goals on his home debut yesterday.
The £17m England midfielder opened the scoring with a free-kick that eluded everyone and later added a 20-yard drive.
Striker Darren Bent also grabbed a brace in the friendly, continuing his fine pre-season form, while Aaron Lennon got the other goal.