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Drogba set for Chelsea talks
Published : 18 Mar 2011 08:30:06
Didier Drogba has revealed he will hold talks with Chelsea about his future at the end of the season.
Speculation about Drogba has been rife since the arrival of Fernando Torres, which was believed by some to herald the beginning of the end of the Ivorian's six-and-a-half-year Stamford Bridge career. The 33-year-old's contract expires next year and it is unclear whether he or Chelsea intend to extend it.
"It will be very interesting to see what happens in May," Drogba said. "Then we can sit and speak about it and have a coffee."
The £50million signing of Torres saw Drogba lose his automatic place in the side, while he has also struggled to strike up an understanding with his new team-mate when they have played together.
Drogba admitted intially struggling to accept no longer being top dog, but insisted he quickly came to accept manager Carlo Ancelotti's policy of rotating his forwards.
"It wasn't easy the first week but that's normal," he said.
"Today, I know that we're doing this for the best of the team. The team is more competitive. Everybody talks a lot about my future but I'm enjoying it and I'm happy to be here."
It was Torres' turn to be rotated in Wednesday night's Champions League last-16 second leg against FC Copenhagen, with Drogba starting alongside Nicolas Anelka.
"We have a lot of strikers but I can't complain, I'm not the only one," said Drogba.
"Salomon Kalou is not playing, (Florent) Malouda is not playing, sometimes Anelka, sometimes me, Nando. I think it's good for the team. A team like Chelsea must have a lot of players to achieve a lot in a year."