AVB expects Drogba stay

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Andre Villas-Boas believes it is only a matter of time until Didier Drogba signs a new contract with Chelsea, because he is 'emotionally attached' to the club.

Drogba's current deal expires next summer and, so far, he has yet to commit his future to the Stamford Bridge club further than his contract's terms.

Chelsea, though, remain keen to tie the 33-year-old down by getting him to sign an extension, but both parties insist there is no reason to rush the issue.

And Villas-Boas fully expects the Ivorian striker - and others - to further extend their respective stays in west London.

"I don't see it as a big issue," said the Chelsea boss.

"Players who are attached emotionally to this club - and Didier is attached emotionally to this club - will eventually renew their contract.

"So I go into no panic on that situation."


However, Villas-Boas does realise that contract discussions will have to begin in earnest soon, and the Portuguese will enlist the help of Blues chief executive Ron Gourlay to assist him in the negotiations.

"When you address renewals, it's always a good time to motivate people," Villas-Boas added.

"It's a situation where we are on top and judging according to what we feel best.

"We are in talks at the moment about the situation with the CEO and eventually with the players which we feel are right."

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