Mar 24, 2011

Chelsea to Sell Didier Drogba for Just £5m?

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How much? Stamford Bridge side to let Ivory Coast star leave on the cheap?

Galatasaray are planning a summer bid to lure Didier Drogba from Chelsea. The Turkish club believe Drogba may be available for a knockdown £5million as Chelsea aim to overhaul their squad. Galatasaray cannot match Drogba’s £120,000-a-week wages but hope a hefty signing-on fee plus large bonuses and a two-year deal will prove tempting.

SOURCE: Express

What? Not quite sure how The Express arrives at the figure of £5m unless this is a valuation of one of Didier Drogba’s toes as opposed to the entire Ivory Coast international striker? It seems plausible that the 33 year old could leave Stamford Bridge if he felt that he may not be a first team regular, however given Fernando Torres’s poor start and the instant impact the Chelsea star made when he came on against Man City last weekend, a move may not be on the cards after all.

There has been much speculation that a move to Turkey or Marseille could occur, some sources even stated the possibility of an MLS switch, however any fee for the prolific marksman would be at least double what is quoted here.

We are after all talking about a player who was the Premier League’s top scorer last term. Carlo Ancelotti opted for a front pairing of Torres and Salomon Kalou for the Man City encounter but that partnership did not exactly blow anyone’s mind and it was veteran’s Drogba and Nicolas Anelka who saved the day and helped breath new life into the West London side.

There has also been speculation that Galatasaray may look to cement a swap deal that would see playmaker Arda Turan go the other direction, that at least is a rumour that has a semblance of believability about it.



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