4 Aug 2008

Drogba ready to pen new Chelsea deal

12:09 pm on 4 August 2008

The Ivory Coast international striker Didier Drogba says he's was ready to sign a new contract at Chelsea.

Drogba has been in contact with new Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari and seems likely to sign a big-money deal that will see him remain at Stamford Bridge until 2012.

Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon last week revealed his confidence that their big name stars, including Drogba and captain Frank Lampard, would remain at the club.

Drogba has two years remaining on his current contract but insists a move for more money is not his top priority.

AC Milan, Barcelona and Inter Milan are all reported to be interested in signing the 30-year-old, who joined the London club four years ago.