Galatasaray striker Didier Drogba has closed the door on a potential January return to Chelsea by insisting that he is happy in Turkey.

The Ivorian enjoyed the best years of his career at Stamford Bridge, helping the Blues to four FA Cups, three Premier League crowns and a famous Champions League victory in 2012 – In which he netted the winning penalty in a tense shoot-out.

With the Blues currently struggling for goals, a shock return has been mooted, with Jose Mourinho known to be a huge fan of the 35-year-old.

But Drogba says that he is not considering leaving Gala in the New Year and that he is perfectly happy in Istanbul.

“It is too early to speak about next season. Firstly, I am not going anywhere in January,” Drogba told The Express.

“I want to be loyal until the end. I am thankful to Galatasaray. They gave me a chance to play at high level. That is why I am happy.”

Drogba helped his new side to qualify for the Champions League knock-out stages earlier this week, and is likely to feature heavily in the remainder of their European campaign.

The experienced forward left Chelsea in 2012 to move to Shanghai Shenhua, but quickly left the Chinese side due to a pay dispute to sign for Gala earlier this year.


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