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Chelsea Offered £25m Goal Machine Who Could Prove Ideal Replacement for Veteran Didier Drogba

Stamford Bridge offered chance to sign Ivory Coast international.

Chelsea have been offered the chance to sign CSKA Moscow forward Seydou Doumbia according to the Daily Mail.

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The 26 year old has a £25m release clause and his Russian Premier League employers are open to offers for the Ivory Coast international, who could perhaps be seen by Blues boss Jose Mourinho as an ideal replacement for veteran Didier Drogba.

The Stamford Bridge hero was brought back to west London in the summer but clearly the 36 year old is at the tail end of his glittering career and Doumbia would no doubt jump at the chance of following his fellow countryman to Chelsea.

His agent Jean Bernard Beytrison appears to be looking for a buyer for his client, stating:

‘We are currently in negotiations over a new contract. There is plenty of interest in Seydou from England plus clubs in Spain, Germany and Italy.

‘He is a goalscorer and there aren’t many of them around. However, he is contracted to CSKA and clubs will have to pay their fee.’

Doumbia scored 57 goals in two seasons in Switzerland with Young Boys before moving to the Russian capital in 2010 and has gone on to rack up an impressive 83 goals in 125 appearances for CSKA, including a recent brace away at Man City.

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