Drogba keen to resolve future
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Didier Drogba could be set to resolve doubts over his future by signing a new deal.
Didier Drogba is all set to resolve doubts over his future by signing a new deal at Chelsea, according to the player's agent.
The Ivory Coast international is currently at the World Cup representing his country and had previously vowed to remain tight-lipped about where he would be playing his football next season.
Andrei Shevchenko's arrival at Stamford Bridge had led to inevitable speculation about the powerful African's future, with French champions Lyon eager to bring the player back to the country in which he made his name.
Drogba, too, has spoken of his discontent with life in The Premiership, which further fuelled talk of his departure, but his agent Pierre Frelot has scuppered any such rumours by claiming a fresh deal could be struck soon.
"We are in talks with Chelsea over a new contract for Didier. Mourinho absolutely wants him to stay," Frelot told the News of the World.
Meanwhile, another of Frelot's clients, French defender William Gallas could also be offered a new contract - despite the fact he has said he will leave the champions when his contract expires next year.
Milan are believed to be Gallas' strongest suitors but Frelot believes the athletic defender could perhaps be convinced to stay in West London.
"Chelsea do not want to sell William,'' he added.
''I understand they are ready to make a new offer for him to prolong his contract. We'll see what happens."
Cannes' France Under-21 striker Yoan Gouffran is also being strongly linked with a move to the capital.