Ex-Chelsea man rules out Arsenal or Liverpool switch

07:49 21 September 2012

Didier Drogba. Photo credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Didier Drogba. Photo credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

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Didier Drogba says he intends to honour his contract at Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua, ruling out a return to the Premier League.

The Ivorian had been linked with Arsenal and Liverpool due to contract wrangles at his new club, but the former Chelsea man insists he has no intention walking out of his new club.

Drogba has two-and-a-half years to run on his contract at Shanghai and insists he’s happy with life in China.

When asked if he would like to stay until the end of his contract, Drogba told the BBC: “I hope more because I’m really happy here.

Drogba admits he misses playing in England’s top flight but talked down rumours of turmoil at his new Chinese club.

“I miss the Premier League because it’s the best league in the world, but really I don’t regret my choice.

“I just arrived like two months ago so I’m really happy.

“I want to stay here, as long as I can win some trophies with my team and make our fans very happy.

“It’s difficult at the moment, but I know that there’s hope and I believe.”

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