Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp his reiterated his intention to stay with the Bundesliga champions, all but ending speculation he could leave for Chelsea in the summer.

The 45-year-old Dortmund boss is one of the most wanted managers in the world, with Real Madrid also thought to be interested in bringing him to the Bernabeu.

But Klopp has moved to end speculation surrounding his future in Germany, pledging his commitment to the club until 2016.

Speaking to the Evening Standard, Klopp said: "I have a contract until 2016. I have said 20 times I'll definitely stay until 2016.

"Everybody thinks I say it but if a club like Chelsea or Real Madrid come in for me, I will go. This is something I cant change but they will see."

"It is a really big honour for me, coming from a small village called Bretten in the Black Forest where 1,500 people live, that somebody thinks I can train Chelsea. It's not a normal story, it's a special story. But I don't think about it.

"I was the coach at Mainz before Dortmund for seven years. Each year I could have left for a Bundesliga club but I said, "No, I have a contract, I will stay". I enjoy what I'm doing here at Dortmund. It's a great club, a great city, everything is OK."

Klopp, who joined Dortmund from Mainz in 2008, tops Roman Abramovich's shortlist to replace interim boss Rafa Benitez as the end of the season, according to the Daily Mail.

Abramovich's number one target was originally former-Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola, but the Chelsea owner reportedly turned to Klopp following Guardiola's decision to join Bayern Munich in the summer.

Other names on the shortlist to replace Benitez include Everton boss David Moyes and Wigan manager Roberto Martinez.

The Blues beat Martinez's Wigan side in their last match, a comfortable 4-1 victory over the Lactics at Stamford Bridge, with goals from Ramires, Frank Lampard, Eden Hazard and Marko Marin.

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