Didier Drogba has made contact with Wilfried Zaha in a bid to persuade him to play for Ivory Coast

Wilfried Zaha: Called up by England, but still wanted by Ivory Coast

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Sky Sports understands that Ivorian legend Didier Drogba has made contact with Wilfried Zaha about his international future.

The Crystal Palace forward was called-up by England coach Roy Hodgson on Sunday for his squad to face Sweden on Wednesday.

The 20-year-old was born in Ivory Coast, but moved to London when aged just four and in recent months his international future has been the subject of intense speculation.

Zaha has already played for England at youth and Under 21 level, but is still eligible to represent Ivory Coast.

Even if he plays for England against Sweden, that would still not make him ineligible for his birth nation, who are making a concerted effort to persuade him to play for them.

With this in mind, Sky Sports News understands that Drogba has made a personal approach to Zaha, who despite his England call-up, is believed to be open-minded about his international allegiance.