Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has said that he will make an announcement regarding his future in the next couple of days. The Ivory Coast international left Chelsea after eight memorable years during which time he has won every major trophy including the Champions League this time around. He is widely expected to leave European football and sign for Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua where former Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka also plays. It is widely thought that the former Bolton Wanderers player played a crucial role in helping Didier Drogba convinced that a move to China was the best possible decision at this moment.

The Chinese club have also confirmed that they are in advanced talks with the former Chelsea striker over the possibility of a move to China. However, nothing has become official yet, but Drogba has revealed today that he will make a decision soon. Drogba could become one of the best paid players in the world after he is expected to be offered a contract worth around £ 250,000 per week. He is expected to sign a three-year deal with the club. The 34-year-old is still regarded as one of the best strikers in the world and it will be a major coup for Chinese football.

“The next step is interesting. I will announce it soon. But as of now, you will just have to wait. Now I can’t divulge where I am heading to. It will be known soon. But I can say that my eight years in Chelsea were the best years in my football career. My heart is blue [the colour of the Chelsea jersey]. I love the fans. I have a special relationship with them and with the team management and the players. We have been able to make Chelsea a football brand around the world,” said Drogba.