Andre Villas-Boas has given an update on the contract situations of Didier Drogba, Jose Bosingwa and Salomon Kalou, with the Chelsea manager saying that offers have been made and talks are still on going.
Drogba’s contract with Chelsea ends in 2013, leaving the striker open to a possible move away from Stamford Bridge next year if Chelsea can’t come to an agreement with the star.
And while Villas-Boas said there was nothing new to report, he revealed that talks are still taking place and an offer has been made.
“There is nothing new,” he said when asked about Drogba. “This is a situation where we cannot discuss every week. it is better for us that when there is something to tell you we can announce it. We are dealing with the offer.”
Villas-Boas also revealed that Salomon Kalou was in talks with the club about a contract extension, along with Jose Bosingwa.
“Kalou was offered a contract and hopefully we will continue talks,” he explained.
“The talks are ongoing. The option that we have protects us regarding Bosingwa until April 5 but the talks have now started and it won't be difficult. We are initiating talks with him.
“In January these players are available to discuss their future but I think the fact they are emotionally attached to this club means we can count on them as a player independent of what happens in negotiations.”
Chelsea will be hoping to lock down all three players before the January transfer window opens, and speculation starts to surround the trio.