He tells the club he wants to leave, then talks about how he and Nicolas Anelka will form a terrifying striking partnership, before flirting shamelessly with Barcelona through the medium of a French newspaper. It’s little wonder that Chelsea are getting teed off with Didier Drogba, and the Daily Mail are reporting that they wouldn’t mind swapping the Ivorian for Barcelona’s talented Lionel Messi.
Drogba has broken his silence, expressing a desire to link up with Samuel Eto’o at Barcelona, which has left his employers fuming.
While sources at Stamford Bridge say they have no desire to lose their best player, they are prepared to open discussions with Barcelona or AC Milan if those clubs will give them a top player in return.
Chelsea would tell Barcelona they want Lionel Messi rather than a fee in excess of £30million for Drogba while they would ask Milan for Kaka.
It’s clear that the Blues can’t find a way of shutting their star striker up. However, the question remains as to whether Barcelona would be interesting in signing him. The Catalan giants already have Thierry Henry, Samuel Eto’o and Lionel Messi competing for places; do they want an outspoken Drogba in their ranks as well?