Didier Drogba set to remain at Chelsea

Didier Drogba
Drogba signed for Chelsea in the summer of 2004

Didier Drogba has confirmed he will remain at Chelsea until at least June.

The Ivory Coast striker, who has scored 98 Premier League goals in 217 games, had been strongly linked with a move to Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua.

But the 33-year-old has confirmed he will not move in this transfer window.

Drogba said he wants to have more "fun, enthusiasm and passion on the pitch" but when asked if that meant leaving Chelsea, he said: "Not before June."

With the Ivorian's contract at Chelsea set to expire in June, he is free to talk to other clubs.

Chelsea are said to be offering him a 12-month extensionexternal-link, with Shenhua - Nicolas Anelka's new club - reportedly prepared to give Drogba a three-year deal.

Meanwhile, LA Galaxy chief executive Tim Leiweke has admitted he would like to bring Chelsea's Frank Lampard to Los Angeles.

"I am a fan of Frank's. I think he is a great player. When I think of Chelsea, I think of Frank Lampard," Leiweke said.

"It took us two years to get David Beckham here the first time. We are working on the next designated player."