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Blues ready for Drogba talks
24 May 2008 - 11:25:26
Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck has confirmed that the club are set for talks to try and keep star striker Didier Drogba at Stamford Bridge next season.
The 30-year-old Ivory Coast international has been linked with AC Milan and Real Madrid in recent weeks, having spoken several times of the possibility that he may choose to move on.
Buck told Chelsea TV: "Didier is a superb player generally.
"There have been some comments reported to be made by Didier over the last year that maybe he would like to leave Chelsea. On most occasions he has said that he has been misquoted.
"Now that the season is over, we have to sit down with him and see what the story is and what his future is.
"He is a great player, I hope he stays, but that is a decision the club and Didier will have to make collectively.
"This year he has had some niggling injuries, but we know he can change the course of a game, as he nearly did in Moscow."
Drogba joined the Blues in the summer of 2004 from French club Marseille and has scored 80 goals in 174 appearances for Chelsea to date.