Didier Drogba Likely To Stay At Chelsea - Agent

The Ivory Coast international striker is set to make a decision on his future in the summer but it seems likely that the goal-getter will remain at Stamford Bridge...
According to a report in the British tabloid The Daily Mirror, Didier Drogba is ready to commit his future to Chelsea and sign a contract extension.

It was thought that the 31-year-old might depart Stamford Bridge this summer, with Serie A giants Inter being heavily linked with the player.

However, it seems that a change of management at the west London outfit has convinced the Ivory Coast international to stay with the Blues.

Although his agent, Thierno Seydi, says nothing concrete will be decided until the end of the season, the representative has suggested that Drogba would be happy to remain with the Premier League club.

"He is happy, playing well and his return to form and scoring goals points to the fact he is enjoying his football," Seydi is quoted as saying.

"If Chelsea present a new proposition then we will study it and after that he will make a decision on his future.

"It was important for him to return to his best level, without bad injuries, and he has shown he's one of the best players in Europe.

"A lot of big clubs in Europe have asked about him but we will not make any decision until the end of the season.

"There are big opportunities at Chelsea."

Nonetheless, a report in France Football indicates that Drogba has not completely ruledo ut the idea of returning 'home' to Marseille.

The Ivorian moved to Chelsea from the Stade Velodrome and retains an enduring love for the club. He is known to have an admirer, too, in OM president Pape Diop.

Ricky Brooks, Goal.com