Didier Drogba is to remain with Major League Soccer club Montreal Impact, ending speculation the striker could return to former club Chelsea.
Montreal announced that Drogba would join their pre-season training camp.
And the 37-year-old tweeted: “On way to Qatar to do some preparation work for pre-season.”
Drogba held talks with Chelsea in December amid rumours he could join the club’s coaching staff.
At the time, Montreal admitted that Drogba had expressed a “desire to help” Chelsea and that the situation was “out of our control”.
But Drogba subsequently denied reports that he was ready to end his playing career, tweeting: “I have not yet announced my retirement.”
And it now appears the Ivorian will see out his contract with Montreal, which runs to the end of this year.
SOurce: BBC Sports