Michael Essien insists he never gave a thought of following Jose Mourinho to Inter Milan.

Essien penned a new contract with Chelsea this week and said: "I never wanted to move anywhere and was delighted when the club offered me a new contract because I want to win things here with Chelsea. I'm looking forward to the season ahead. A lot of clubs are signing up some good players this summer, so it will not just be Manchester United up against us. It'll be a difficult season but, for me, Chelsea will win the title this year."