Looks like we will see Didier Drogba in a Chelsea shirt only two more times, as word from Stamford Bridge is that Chelsea are set to let Didier Drogba leave on a Bosman this summer.
Drogba’s demands for a new two-year deal have fallen on deaf ears, as the Chelsea hierarchy are determined to build the team around Fernando Torres.
Drogba has received some huge offers from Chinese clubs Shanghai Shenhua, now managed by his former Blues team-mate Nicolas Anelka, and Ghangzhou Evergrande that dwarf anything that Chelsea could offer him. But his preferred option was to remain with Chelsea for two more years before hanging up his boots.
But the Chelsea hierarchy have not been swayed by Drogba’s recent resurgence of form, he has scored five goals in 12 games under Roberto Di Matteo. They instead point to the fact that Drogba has only scored five league goals this season, and believe that his current purple patch is not something that he can maintain over the whole season.
Complicating factors is the fact that Drogba and Torres play a completely different style of play. If Chelsea want to pass the ball with pace and movement, a la Barcelona, then Torres is much more suited to that style than Drogba is.
What do you think Chelsea should do with Drogba? Should they sign him to a new two-year deal or let him go?