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Report: Didier Drogba could leave Chelsea for move to MLS

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The striker could finally make his move to the United States.

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The transfer rumors are coming in fast. Matt Law of The Telegraph is reporting that Didier Drogba could leave Chelsea for MLS this summer.

The 37-year-old striker is out of contract at the end of the season and has frequently been connected with a move to MLS. Drogba "rejected a $10 million per year deal" in 2012, and is being linked to a move to New York City FC so he can "follow Frank Lampard." It's possible that New York City FC (currently with 6 points from 8 matches) is attempting to reunite the players from one of the best Chelsea teams of all time.

After rejecting a move to MLS, the Ivorian spent 2012-2013 with Shanghai Shenhua in China (current outfit of former New York Red Bulls player Tim Cahill) and 2013-2014 with Turkish power Galatasary.

Drogba is no stranger to flirting with playing in America. He was linked to the New York Red Bulls (by the Daily Star) and the Seattle Sounders in 2014. The New England Revolution were also involved in making a move, but it fell apart.

In 2013, Salomon Kalou alleged Drogba confided in him that "finishing [his career] in New York or Los Angeles would be an amazing experience."

Most recently, Portland Timbers' owner Merritt Paulson claimed he had interest in signing Drogba. Paulson described the Chelsea man as "a unique guy who, despite his age, is uniquely skilled to clean up in MLS" and revealed that "the league almost signed him a couple years ago."

Drogba scored his fourth Premier League goal of the season against Leicester City on Wednesday.

Do you want Didier Drogba on your team? Is he still worth a Designated Player contract?