Didier Drogba has once again committed his future to Shanghai Shenhua, insisting he wants to "start again from the beginning" there.
Chelsea's Champions League-winning hero has been repeatedly linked with a return to the Barclays Premier League since moving to the Chinese Super League in the summer, including a mooted two-month loan to Liverpool. But the Ivory Coast striker, 34, told the Shanghai Morning Post his sole focus was on helping Shenhua improve on their ninth-placed finish when their new season begins in March.
"I hope next season I can start again from the beginning with Shenhua," he said.
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