Drogba: I don't regret move

Didier Drogba insists he has made the right move to China and maintains he will stay until his contract at Shenhua expires in two-and-a-half years.

The former Chelsea striker, who quit Stamford Bridge after winning last season's UEFA Champions League, has already scored five goals in seven games for the Chinese Super League outfit.

Rumours of financial instability have, however, led to speculation that Drogba would depart the club, and he was linked with a return to the Premier League.

This after it came to light that Shenhua boss Zhu Jun, who pays the Ivorian's wages, reportedly threatened to withdraw funding.

But Drogba says he is enjoying the new adventure and would like to remain in China.

"I hope more because I'm really happy here," he told Football Focus. "I miss the Premier League because it's the best league in the world, but really I don't regret my choice.

"I just arrived like two months ago so I'm really happy. I am, I'm really happy here so I have no reasons to leave. I don't want to leave here.

"I want to stay here, as long as I can win some trophies with my team and make our fans very happy. It's difficult at the moment, but I know that there's hope and I believe."

Drogba has refuted claims he has not been paid by his new club and adds that he wants to make a success of his time in Shanghai.

"Hopefully, within a few years, when my contract finishes here, I will be sitting with you and talking about how fantastic it was to win the Asian Champions League," he added.

Drogba joined Shenhua midway through the Chinese Super League campaign. The team is currently ninth on the table with six games remaining.