Ex-Barca striker makes personal Drogba transfer plea

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Samuel Eto'o has issued a personal transfer plea to Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, according to reports in Russia.

The Anzhi Makhachkala hitman is eager for his 'close friend' to join, forming a partnership alongside him for the first time in their illustrious careers.

33-year-old Drogba is out of contract at Stamford Bridge in the summer, and whilst the Ivorian has stated a willingness to spend his final years at Chelsea, the offer of a one-year contract extension is not thought to appeal.

A chance to cash-in with the mega rich Anzhi, who made Eto'o the highest-paid player in the world with a £350,000 a week deal, must also appeal to the veteran as he enters the later stages of his career.

Russian daily newspaper Sport Soviesti is claiming the Cameroonian international has been in contact with the Blues forward already, although with a number of potential suitors Drogba is not likely to be short of options come May.

The powerhouse has enjoyed seven successful years with Chelsea already, becoming a firm-favourite with the fans in west London following his £24 million arrival from Marseille.

His recent performances under Andre Villas-Boas have also shown that he still has plenty to offer Chelsea despite his advancing years, although a decision on his future is far from confirmed just yet.

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