Didier Drogba Leaving Chelsea and the Premier League for the MLS?

JackmanContributor IApril 8, 2011

CARSON, CA - JULY 21:  Didier Drogba #11 of Chelsea FC attempts to control the ball against Abel Xavier #17 of the Los Angeles Galaxy during the first half of the World Series of Football match at the Home Depot Center on July 21, 2007 in Carson, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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Chelsea and Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba could be heading for the MLS during the summer, according to ESPN.com.

Drogba is considering a move away from Chelsea because he feels he is no longer a first team regular in the side.

He was substituted in their Champions League defeat to Manchester United for Nicolas Anelka, even though he was Chelsea's hardest working player on the pitch.

Drogba has looked a different player on the pitch in terms of body language since the arrival of Fernando Torres in January. He has struggled to stay on the field, even though Torres hasn't made a big impact at the club.

Drogba has been linked with moves to French side Marseille and Turkish outfit Galatasaray, but his link to America surprises many.

He would leave behind a very successful goalscoring record with Chelsea, and have to find his feet in the MLS amongst attacking players like Donovan, Beckham, Henry, Wondolowski, and Cunningham.   .

But after players like David Beckham and Thierry Henry moved to the MLS from Europe, the MLS chiefs are looking to bring more European stars to America.

Drogba is one of their main targets.

Drogba has reportedly held informal talks with New York Red Bulls star Thierry Henry as he wanted to find out more about the competition and he is thought to be keen on a move to America.

Do you think it will happen? Which club will sign him? Is the move to the MLS a good one?

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