Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko has once again dismissed reports linking him with a return to AC Milan, according to Football News.

      The 31-year-old Ukraine international moved to Stamford Bridge from the Rossoneri in the summer of 2006 but has struggled to impress during his time with the Blues.

      Rumours linking him with a return to the San Siro have persisted during his time with Chelsea, but Shevchenko insisted: "My life is at Chelsea now. I have served my time with Milan.

      "I am at a big club and the team is doing well. Life is not only about the past.

      "I am delighted with the mark I left behind at Milan and gave the best I had in seven glorious seasons.

      "I love Milan and I love Italy, and I have always said that. There is always somebody to take your place and the future is Pato. He has a way of playing which is similar to mine.

      "He understands the game and finds gaps. I never liked standing still, and I can see that he doesn`t like it either. At only 18, he is already so good."

      Shevchenko has scored 21 times in 68 appearances for Chelsea but injury has kept him on the sidelines since Boxing Day.