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Drogba insists he wants to stay with Chelsea

The powerful Chelsea forward has been strongly linked with Internazionale following the appointment of Jose Mourinho as coach - but has reiterated his desire to remain in England.

He became unsettled in London following the shock departure of Mourinho in September 2007, but appears to have rediscovered his passion for the Blues.

With his former mentor recently taking the hot-seat at Serie A giants Inter it had been rumoured that the Ivorian hitman would welcome the opportunity to renew his partnership with the Portuguese coach.

However, Drogba has quashed the speculation by committing his future to his current employers.

"I have a contract with Chelsea until 2010, so I am still a Chelsea player," the striker told Skysports during a promotional campaign for his autobiography back in Ivory Coast. "Mourinho is my friend and I am happy for him because he was missing coaching.

"He is a top coach but, like I said, my contract here runs until 2010."

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