Drogba on the way as Paris St Germain manager Carlo Ancelotti set to meet £100k wage demand for Chelsea striker
Rumours are gathering pace in France that new Paris St Germain manager Carlo Ancelotti wants to make Didier Drogba his first marquee signing at his new club.
The former Chelsea boss took over the reins at the financially bulky French club last week following Antoine Kombouare’s sacking and he is keen to add some star quality to a side that are already top of Ligue 1.
The Italian manager still has a great relationship with many of the Chelsea squad, whom he led to a Premier League and FA Cup success in 2010 before being harshly sacked the following season.
Ancelotti’s new club failed in a bid to bring David Beckham to Paris as the former England international was not keen on moving his family away from his current surroundings in Los Angeles.
This has triggered a move for the imperious Chelsea striker.
Drogba recently rejected Chelsea’s offer of a new one-year deal and he, and his agent, are keen on one final lucrative pay day before he hangs up his boots.
PSG were bought by a Qatar Investment Authority in May, therefore would be able to stump up the required £100,000 per week that Drogba would ask for. No transfer fee would be required as the Ivorian-international is in the final few months of a Chelsea contract that has spanned over eight years, 217 appearances and 98 goals.
However, with the pressure mounting on Chelsea boss Andre Villas Boas, letting go someone who many fans describe as a club legend may further ignite his already fractious relationship with the Blues faithful.
Drogba, himself, is keen on extending his stay at the club and is holding out for a two-year-deal but Chelsea chairman Roman Abramovich is failing to budge from the one-year-deal currently on the table.