Despite having signed a lucrative two year deal with Shanghai Shenhua, Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has been linked with a shock move to Spanish giants Barcelona. Meanwhile Florent Malouda is considering a move to Vasco de Gama in Brazil.
32-year old Malouda has a year to run on his current deal, but Roberto Di Matteo would not stand in the way of a transfer deal. Chelsea are in the middle of a rebuilding operation, having signed Marko Marin and Eden Hazard. They are also, supposedly, in advanced negotiations with Porto for Brazilian star Hulk. The Blues have to make room for any additions due to the 25-man squad rules in England.
Malouda is well aware that he will only be a bit part player for Chelsea in the coming season and is keen on a move to Brazil, Talksport reports. He would be reunited with Juninho, who was his friend and team mate at Lyon, if he did move to Vasco de Gama.
Apparently Drogba has a clause in his contract with his new club that allows him to rip it up if Barcelona are interested. Drogba would love another tilt at major honours and is hoping that Barcelona will offer him the chance to do this.
The story has drawn ridicule from some sections of the press and Barcelona have denied any offer, but Drogba has put himself on offer to them and is waiting to see what happens.
The 34-year old Ivoriam would not demand the same wages that he is getting from China, but money isn’t everything.