Carlo Ancelotti's arrival has coincided with a U-turn from owner Roman Abramovich, who had run out of patience with the striker after his stormy five years at the club.
As Chelsea revitalise their squad, Drogba's latest shocking outburst after the Champions League semi-final exit at the hands of Barcelona looked to have finallysealed his departure.
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The 31-year-old is facing disciplinary action from UEFA after confronting referee Tom Henning Ovrebo and launching a foul mouthed rant on live television as his teamwent out of Europe.
Drogba, who wanted to join Ancelotti at AC Milan last summer, wasalso entering the final season of his contract and Abramovich was readyto cut his losses on the £24million signing from Marseille.
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