Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has cast doubt over the future of striker Didier Drogba.
The Ivory Coast international has found himself named among the substitutes for each of the Blues two opening matches in the Premier League with big-money signing Fernando Torres preferred in the central attacking berth. Drogba has been introduced in the second half against on both occasions and while his physical presence has been a threat, he has not looked particularly sharp in front of goal even passing up a chance from 8 yards out when presented with a golden chance against West Bromwich Albion following an inch perfect ball from Branislav Ivanovic.
“I don’t know what is happening,” Villas-Boas told the Daily Star on Sunday.
“Didier knows about our offers and he has made a counter-offer and we are evaluating some things. I cannot be precise on whether he wants a longer deal than offered.
There has been speculation all summer about whether the player who has won the Golden Boot twice in England since his £24m arrival in 2004 will leave Stamford Bridge with Inter Milan thought to be interested and the latest impasse between the player and club could see his time in West London brought to an end.