Drogba: I'm staying

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Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has vowed to honour his contract at Stamford Bridge - and maybe more.

The Ivorian international showed his worth for Andre Villas-Boas' side yesterday, scoring the opener after starting ahead of Fernando Torres in the 3-0 win over Newcastle United.

The 33-year-old forward has just one year left on his contract in west London, and speculation has been rife that the former Marseille man could leave the club in January.

However, the veteran has insisted he's more than happy at the club he's spent seven years with thus far, and will stay on at the start of 2012.

"I always said that I will honour my contract with Chelsea until the very end. And for the moment, the end is in 2012," he told French TV station Canal+.

"I am fine here and my personal case is not an important factor for me at the moment.

"The important thing is to try and get Chelsea back to the summit of the Premier League."

A Blues future seems much bleaker for Nicolas Anelka, whose transfer request was accepted by Chelsea yesterday.

The French international has claimed he already knows his future destination, and speculation is linking the former Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City players with a move to China.

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