MLS ready to make Drogba offer


Didier Drogba is expected to receive an offer to follow Frank Lampard to America if Chelsea do not offer him an extension to his playing contract.

Striker Drogba scored his fourth Premier League goal of the season against Leicester City on Wednesday night to help Chelsea to the brink of clinching the title.

Should Chelsea wrap up the title on Sunday by beating Crystal Palace, then they will have to wait until the final game of the season against Sunderland to collect the trophy at Stamford Bridge. A parade has already been scheduled for the following day, May 25.

Drogba is out of contract at the end of the season, but the 37-year-old has confirmed he will continue playing – either at Chelsea or elsewhere.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has so far remained coy on the subject of Drogba’s future, even claiming that a final decision could be made by owner Roman Abramovich.

Mourinho is expected to sign a new forward this summer, which may leave him with a decision over whether to keep Drogba or 28-year-old Loic Remy.

It's not clear yet whether Drogba will be offered a new deal at Stamford Bridge

Should Chelsea allow Drogba to finish his career elsewhere, then Major League Soccer currently appears to be the Ivorian’s most likely destination.

Drogba rejected a 10 million dollar-a-year offer to move to the MLS in 2012 and will still attract plenty of interest in the United States this summer, even if he is not promised so much money.

Despite scoring against Leicester, Drogba may well lose his Chelsea starting place to Diego Costa, who has been out with a hamstring injury, against Crystal Palace.

Top scorer Costa is desperate to take part in the match that could clinch the title for Chelsea and Mourinho revealed that the Spain international and Remy both trained on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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