Drogba Offski From Chelski

Last updated : 19 October 2007 By editor

…Red Issue could recommend a couple of pubs in Salford where they'd be more than happy to oblige!

"I want to leave Chelsea," Drogba has told France Football. "I have now come to the stage where I feel I have nothing else here. I am ready to see elsewhere. My decision has been taken. Nothing can keep me here any longer. I know now my intention is to leave and I won't go back on this decision.

"I have to get a change of scenery. Since the day I arrived, I wanted to leave Chelsea and then again every summer. It took me some time to fall in love with Chelsea, but now I believe it's time to move on to something else. The problem is that something has been broken with Chelsea. The damage has been big in the dressing-room because we know now what happened and who caused Mourinho's departure. Nothing can stop me from leaving now.

"I will make everything clear to them. I know that Ronaldinho and Kaká are said to be coming here next season, but it will not change my desire to move. My dream is to win the Calcio, the Italian Cup or the Copa del Rey. I need new challenges, new horizons and these two countries really appeal to me. I need a club with whom I'd be ready to break my leg to win. I want to get back to playing with butterflies in my stomach for a club who make me dream. For me, there aren't 50 clubs who could stimulate this sort of passion, just four: AC Milan, Inter, Barça and Real. Plus Marseilles. They have to sparkle."