Chelsea star Didier Drogba has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge for quite some time now but he has so far consistently emphasized that he is sticking onto the Premiership giants.
This time the Ivory Coast international has said something similar but he has added a new twist. Drogba maintains that he shall play out the remainder of his contract at the Bridge unless and until the club sells him off but he has hinted that he would like to play club football in Italy before long.
This is what Didier Drogba, one of the best strikers in the world, said:
“There hasn’t been anything. The club told me they wanted me to stay. As a consequence, I am under contract until 2010 and don’t want to fight against that.
“I always said I was interested in Italian football, but right now I’m under contract with Chelsea. I am not staying at Chelsea because I have to, but I really want to take up new challenges.
“That’s the first time that I didn’t win anything with Chelsea [last season]. I couldn’t leave this way. The fact we lost the Champions League final makes me want to try and win it with the lads. We were inches from winning it last May.
“We learnt a lot from last season and we want to win the English title. Winning the double would be beautiful.”
So it seems like Drogba still fosters hope of reuniting himself with his former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho who is now at Inter Milan.