Chelsea: Drogba not for sale

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Chelsea have warned Europe's top clubs Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba is not for sale.

Agent Thierno Seydi suggested in a radio interview Drogba could leave Stamford Bridge before the transfer deadline and said there had already been dialogue with Manchester City. But while City insisted there was "no foundation" to Seydi's remarks, Chelsea went further by declaring Drogba untouchable.

A spokesman for Chelsea told Press Association Sport: "It is all irrelevant, Didier Drogba is not for sale."

Seydi, who claims to act for Drogba, is noted for hyping up the 32-year-old's future during transfer windows.

But the Blues are in no way inclined to sell Drogba who enjoyed a superb season under Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti, scoring 29 Barclays Premier League goals as Chelsea secured an historic league and FA Cup double.

The Elephants international has scored 84 goals for the club since his £24million signing from Marseille six years ago.

City, who have spent around £60million on Jerome Boateng, David Silva and Yaya Toure this summer, were equally dismissive of Seydi's remarks.

A City spokesperson said: "There has been absolutely no contact. We have not spoken to him and there is no foundation to this."

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