Shevchenko rejects AC Milan return

Shevchenko said: “I am staying here. It is just talk, talk, talk. I never thought once of this situation about going back to Milan.

“I had difficult times also in Milan, but I earned my respect there. What I am doing here is working hard to help the team to win. When I understand I am at my top form I will have no problems at all.

“My role in the team is the same as it was in Milan – no different. But you need time to adapt to the style of play. I’ve have no doubts that when I get into my right form, I will play and my objective is for Chelsea to win something important.

“I want to play well for the team and help increase the distance between us and Arsenal.”