Could Chelsea striker Didier Drogba be the next big name to land in Major League Soccer?
Citing unnamed sources, ESPN.com reports that Drogba's attitude both on and off the pitch has rubbed Chelsea's management the wrong way and that the club is now willing to move forward without him.
"Drogba's uncertain role comes from the top," said one of the sources. "The management backed him when it came to Avram Grant and Luiz Felipe Scolari, not this time."
Though Drogba has long stated that he would like to return to Marseille after leaving Chelsea, that option may not be available with the French club's current financial situation, and the sources say the uncertainty has left the big striker looking at a possible move to the States.
Of course, the questions will start to pop up about Drogba being the next player to come to MLS as a retirement move after his drastic drop in production from 2010 to 2011, but the sources seem confident that he would still be able to make a huge impact for one of the major market teams.
"Drogba still has a few good years left," one of the sources is quoted as saying. "In MLS, he'd be a nightmare for most defenders."
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