<strong>Drogba signs to Blues until 2012 </strong><br />CHELSEA striker Didier Drogba last night committed his future to the club by signing a new three-year contract.<br /><br />The Ivory Coast international, who joined the Blues from Marseille in 2004, is thought to have agreed a deal worth &pound;100,000 per week.<br /><br />&ldquo;I love the club, I feel good here and I want to continue to win titles with them,&rdquo; said Drogba, 31. &ldquo;But my No1 objective is to win the Champions League. I&rsquo;m convinced that this year we can go to the end and finally lift this trophy.&rdquo;<br /><br />Chelsea&rsquo;s hopes of signing AC Milan midfielder Andrea Pirlo, however, have been dashed after he pledged to stay at the Italian club.<br /><br />&ldquo;I am very happy to be able to finish my career here,&rdquo; said Pirlo. &ldquo;I had the possibility of changing teams and adventure but at the end, the club and I decided to continue and we are all happier.&rdquo;<br /><br />Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi added: &ldquo;Andrea Pirlo has been taken off the market. He will finish his career at Milan.&rdquo;<br /><br /><strong>Bruce delighted by Bent capture</strong><br />SUNDERLAND manager Steve Bruce last night completed the long-awaited, club-record &pound;10m signing of England striker Darren Bent from Tottenham.<br /><br />&ldquo;He&rsquo;s everything I want,&rdquo; said Bruce, who has trailed Bent for weeks. &ldquo;Good things come to those who wait.&rdquo;<br /><br />Bruce is also thought to be close to signing West Ham captain Lucas Neill, who is out of contract at Upton Park.<br /><br /><strong>Nugent set for exit after brawl</strong><br />PORTSMOUTH look set to farm out striker David Nugent to Stoke for a cut-price &pound;4m following an alleged bust-up with team-mate Marc Wilson.<br /><br />Nugent and Wilson were fined two weeks&rsquo; wages by Portsmouth after being sent home from the club&rsquo;s pre-season tour of Portugal, amid reports of a brawl in a hotel corridor.<br /><br />Portsmouth yesterday appeared to open the door for Nugent&rsquo;s exit by signing Lyon striker Frederic Piquionne on a season-long loan.