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Drogba future speculation underway

Phil Tomlinson in English Premier League 14 May 2009

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Didier Drogba’s future at Chelsea is likely to take up numerous column inches this summer and already the speculation has begun.

The Ivory Coast star was pictured this week returning from a short-break to Milan after reportedly sounding out a potential summer move to AC.

The 31-year-old hit the headlines last week after his histrionics after the last-gasp Champions League exit to Barcelona.

It’s safe to say the expletives that were directed at the controversial referee via Sky Sports’ live coverage did not go down well in the boardroom at the Bridge and owner Roman Abramovich is believed to be willing to listen to offers for the striker.

Drogba was left out in the cold by former Blues boss Luiz Felipe Scolari and only began to find his form after the arrival of Guus Hiddink as boss.

The respect that Drogba has for the Dutch tactician is well-known, but with Hiddink set to leave the Kings Road at the end of the season the former Marseille man could also follow suit.

Many things are said and written,” Drogba said in March . “For me, from the moment where a contract is signed, the aim is to honour it until the end.

“The nearer someone gets to the end of his contract, the more speculation there is about him. It’s kind of normal.

“We mustn’t forget also that the English league is the best. We are European ‘vice-champions’ behind Manchester United, who only won the (Champions League) final on penalties. It’s difficult for things to be better.”

Drogba, who has scored five Premier League goals this season, is contracted to the club until 2010, but is unlikely to get an extension next season.

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