Chelsea on alert - striker opens free transfer door

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Chelsea are braced for the exit of striker Didier Drogba after the Ivorian made the club aware of his desire to leave in the summer, according to reports.

French publication Le Sport 10 is claiming the 33-year-old has been in contact with the club's hierarchy via his agent, confirming that he has no intention of signing a new deal when his current contract expires at the end of the season.

The report goes on to claim Drogba will reject the opportunity to re-join his former club Marseille, and instead opt for a move to Serie 'A' giants AC Milan.

Drogba moved to Chelsea in 2004 for a £24 million fee, and has since won three Barclays Premier League and three FA Cup winners medal during his time at Stamford Bridge.

However, first team opportunities in west London have been harder to come by following Fernando Torres' arrival in January and the emergence of Daniel Sturridge following a successful loan spell at Bolton Wanderers.

Manager Andre Villas-Boas, who arrived at Chelsea from Porto in the summer, has also shown a willingness to invest in young players at the club, potentially leaving the veteran forward out in the cold in the capital.

The news will likely alert Chelsea over their attacking targets, and whilst AVB will still be hopeful of securing Drogba to a one-year extension, focus could turn to bringing Neymar, Edinson Cavani or Hulk to the club at the end of the season.

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