Drogba eyes Chelsea stay

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Didier Drogba has received several offers from different clubs looking to secure his signature this summer, but according to the Chelsea striker's agent, he would prefer to remain at Stamford Bridge.

The 34-year-old Ivory Coast international has been linked with a host of sides, as his contract continues to run down in west London, with no sign of a new agreement being reached.

Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua - who are being managed by former Blues star Nicolas Anelka - have been credited with an interest in signing Drogba at the end of the current campaign, but Thierno Seidy has indicated his client would be happy to extend his stay at Chelsea, providing he is offered a two-year deal.

"Terminate his career at Stamford Bridge? He has not changed his mind," Seidy told L'Equipe. "Talks are going on with executive director (Ron Gourlay), and we will take stock with him before the end of the season.

"I believe what Didier is currently showing will lead the club to a new thought. Didier loves Chelsea and he wants to stay, but if things have to happen another way, he will leave. This time we can make the decision by ourselves.

"Didier will be a free agent at the end of the season, so he is master of his own fate to sign his last contract."

Drogba has featured more prominently under the stewardship of interim manager Roberto Di Matteo, who took charge of first-team affairs following the dismissal of Andre Villas-Boas in early March.

After scoring in the 1-0 Champions League semi-final first leg victory over Barcelona in midweek, Seidy is confident the African's current form will help persuade Chelsea into making him an improved offer.

"We have a lot of offers from everywhere," he added. "But one thing is for sure: if Didier will play in England next season, it will be at Chelsea and nowhere else."

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