CHELSEA NEWS

Drogba signs new three-year deal with Chelsea

August 5, 2009
By Soccernet Staff

Didier Drogba has signed a new three-year contract with Chelsea.

GettyImages / Nicholas KammDrogba: In good pre-season form.

The 31-year-old has put pen to paper on a deal that will keep him at Stamford Bridge until 2012.

The striker scored 11 goals in the final 20 games of last season and has been persuaded to stay by new Blues' boss Carlo Ancelotti.

"I have decided to extend my contract with Chelsea for two extra years and I am very happy and proud to continue to wear the blue of Chelsea until then," he told Chelsea's website.

"I love the club, I feel good here and I want to continue to win titles with them. I stay because I am ambitious to pick up lots more trophies, regain the Premier League title, win cups, it's for this that I have extended my time at Chelsea.

"But my number one objective is to win the Champions League. I am convinced that this year we can go to the end and finally lift this trophy. I'd like to take advantage of this message to thank the Chelsea supporters who have always encouraged me with fervour as well as all my fans.'

Drogba missed much of the last campaign through injury but still managed to hit the net 14 times.