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Agent: Drogba set to decide

16 July 2008 10:52
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba will decide his future within the next ten days, according to his agent. The Ivory Coast international has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge this summer with reports suggesting former coach Jose Mourinho is keen to lure him to new club Internazionale. Barcelona and AC Milan have also both been mentioned as possible suitors, but agent Thierno Seydi claims Drogba's future is close to being resolved. "Didier has given himself ten days," he told France Football. "If nothing happens he'll stay at Chelsea and extend his contract by two years. "He doesn't see himself starting training in a few days with Chelsea and then leaving to a new club." However, Seydi has dropped a strong hint that the former Marseille striker will decide to stay with the Blues. Drogba was reported to be considering his future midway through last season when Mourinho left and was replaced by Avram Grant. "The reality of November is not that of today. At the time Didier was affected by departure of Jose Mourinho who he was very close to," he continued. "Today, there is nothing to say that he won't stay at Chelsea." Newly-installed Chelsea coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has already suggested that Drogba is "200 per cent" part of his plans for the coming season.

Source: ESA