Chelsea striker Didier Drogba can still end his career at Stamford Bridge as club chief executive Ron Gourlay reveals they would hold contract talks with the Ivorian after the Champions League final.
We have been discussing things with Didier. Everyone knows he is in the last year of his contract, The Daily Mail quoted Gourlay,as saying.
Ongoing conversations have been held with Didier since January. Didier loves Chelsea and we all love him and we will continue to be in dialogue. We will discuss things after the Champions League final next week, he added.
The same timeframe applies to whether Roberto Di Matteo will be handed the Chelsea job on a permanent basis.
Gourlay said: My position and the board’s position on Robbie haven’t changed. We said we would wait until the end of the season and we would sit down and review the situation.
According to media reports,Drogba has signed a two-year deal to play for Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua. The deal will earn the striker 130,000 pounds a week after tax.