'My time at Chelsea has been the best of my life' - Drogba

The Ivorian forward has been widely linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge when his contract expires at the end of the season but has reiterated his love for the club
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has underlined his commitment to club, calling his time in west London the happiest of his life.

The Ivorian forward, who joined the Blues in 2004, is out of contract at the end of the season and has been widely linked with a move away.

However, he recently scored in the first leg of the Stamford Bridge outfit's famous Champions League semi-final victory over Barcelona and has dropped the biggest hint yet that he wishes to stay.

"I love this club," he told BBC One's 'The Graham Norton Show'.

"Those last eight years have been the best in my career and in my entire life and I'm happy in London."

Former Blues forward Nicolas Anelka, now player-manager at Shanghai Shenhua, has recently expressed his desire to bring the 34-year-old to China.

Chelsea face Liverpool on Saturday in the FA Cup final before a showpiece meeting with Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena on May 19.