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Didier Drogba forced to consider summer exit at Chelsea

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Chelsea striker Didier Drogba may turn his back on the club this summer in pursuit of continued playing opportunities.

The Daily Telegraph claims that, whilst the Ivorian striker has been offered a ‘job for life’ at Stamford Bridge, he may still look to move to get more time on the pitch.

Limited opportunities

Drogba has seen his opportunities limited this season after returning to Chelsea on a free transfer in the summer. There has been no sign of an extension, and manager Jose Mourinho avoided the question as recently as last week.

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"Drogba’s future is to train Tuesday and to play against QPR,” he said, according to the paper.

With Diego Costa limping off against Stoke at the weekend, 37-year-old Drogba can expect to be featuring a little more in the coming weeks at least. He’ll be battling Loic Remy for a place in the Blues line-up.

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The injury to Costa opens up the possibility of Mourinho looking to sign another striker in the summer transfer window. Whilst Remy and Drogba both offer Chelsea something different, they are certainly seen as back-ups to the injured Spaniard.

Several players have been linked with a west London switch, and the paper report goes on to claim that if a new signing does arrive at Stamford Bridge, then Drogba will be looking for the exit door.

Opinion

Whilst the Blues legend has admitted in the past that he’s keen to take his coaching badges, if he feels he still has something to offer on the pitch then why shouldn’t he look to move elsewhere.

No Chelsea fan would begrudge the Ivorian the chance to prolong his career, given the lack of chances currently on offer under Mourinho, and as long as he doesn’t ‘do a Lampard’, he’ll be welcomed back with open arms when the boots are eventually hung up for good.

Chelsea fans, would you be happy to let Didier Drogba leave the club in order to play more football?

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