In-demand Drogba considering following Lampard to MLS

The Blues legend finished the second of two stays at Stamford Bridge on Sunday and says he has already received offers for his services


Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has claimed he has already received offers to join other clubs – but is tempted to join Frank Lampard in the MLS.

The 37-year-old was carried off the pitch in his final game for the club against Sunderland on Sunday, finishing his second spell at Stamford Bridge with a League Cup and Premier League double.

And the former Ivory Coast international has revealed he has not been short of offers since ending his Blues career but may yet consider following his former team-mate, Lampard, to the MLS.

“Yes, of course,” he told reporters when asked about the possibility of the move.

“But I am going to take a few days, a few weeks, to think about what is good for me next. But all I want to do is play.

“Since I put it on social media [that I was to leave Chelsea] I have received some calls from other teams.

“[It is] really unusual. But it was funny and interesting also because it really showed that, maybe, I can still bring something to a team.”

Despite making 40 appearances in all competitions, Drogba started just seven games for the Blues and was restricted to roles off the bench, meaning he is now seeking regular first-team football next season.

He continued: “I spoke with José Mourinho and the board and, all of us, we found an agreement.

“Next year I want to have more minutes than I am having now. I just want to play, you know, and finish maybe on a high saying that ‘I gave everything and I can’t do that any more.’

“This year I didn’t have that feeling. In fact, I felt I could still play and I still want to enjoy it before I stop. So for me to stay here and to finish with frustration, that would not have been possible.”