Three-year offer for Drogba

03 June 2009 11:19
Striker Didier Drogba will be offered a new three-year contract by Chelsea. [LNB] Contrary to media speculation that the Blues were not prepared to hand him a fresh long-term deal, one will be put before the Ivory Coast international within the next week. [LNB] Drogba is seen by Chelsea as being irreplaceable and has proved his worth to the capital club yet again this season.[LNB] Despite his earlier problems with former boss Luiz Felipe Scolari, Drogba returned to his best form under the managerial tenure of interim coach Guus Hiddink. [LNB] He was at the centre of controversy following Chelsea's Champions League exit at the hands of Barcelona when he confronted Norwegian referee Tom Henning Ovrebo after the final whistle. [LNB] Drogba's foul-mouthed rant was seen by millions as he swore straight at the TV cameras. [LNB] However Chelsea have been impressed by his behaviour since the incident, for which he apologised almost immediately. [LNB] Chelsea now believe that it is better to keep Drogba than look for a replacement. [LNB] The club are convinced he can play a major part in their search for silverware under new manager Carlo Ancelotti. [LNB] The Italian will take charge of Chelsea in July and Drogba will be a major part of his plans for the coming season.

Source: Eurosport