Didier Drogba was embroiled in a row over his future on monday as his agents denied that the striker wanted to leave Chelsea.The Ivory Coast forward was quoted by the reputable France Football magazine as saying the penalty which won the Champions League in Munich would be his last kick for the club.
But with the possibility that Chelsea officials might make him a new and lucrative offer, Drogba’s representatives claimed the quotes were not genuine.
The magazine claimed Drogba had broken down after telling his team-mates during Sunday’s open-top bus parade he would be leaving them.
They claimed he had said: ‘We will no longer be together next season. As I decided to leave, I wanted to tell the other players straight in the eye, except I could not do it. They made me crack.
‘Even though it’s been three years since I said I wanted to leave, I find it hard to admit that it’s over with this club — especially as I did not feel like this. But I could not see myself sitting on the bench to watch others play when the club plans to set up a new team.
The 34 years old goal poacher has been offered £250,000 a week to follow former team-mate Nicolas Anelka to China.
Drogba’s future has been uncertain since last year when he turned down the club’s offer of an extra season because he wanted a two-year deal.