Development in Drogba's Blues future

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Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti insists Didier Drogba does have a future at the club despite the signing of Fernando Torres, report

The 33-year-old scored his third goal in four starts against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, while Torres has yet to find the net in over 800 minutes of playing time since his move from Liverpool.

But the Chelsea boss is keen to retain the Ivorian striker.

"As we know Didier had a problem with malaria and lost a few months when he was not 100 per cent," said Ancelotti.

"But when he is, every time he is able to use his abilities, his power for the team, and he has a body that can continue for a long time.


"He has to continue to train well, be professional, because for a player who is 33-years-old, it is important he trains, to have good control of his body, and do everything to maintain his fitness."

"They (the club) bought Torres because he is a fantastic striker, young, but this doesn't mean Didier has to go.

"He has been a very important player for the club in the past, and he will be for the club in the future."

Drogba has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge ever since the signing of Torres, with AC Milan, Marseille and Tottenham Hotspur all tipped to sign the Chelsea hitman.

As a potential replacement for Drogba, Chelsea have been lining up Javier Pastore and Sergio Aguero.

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