'It's getting to the stage where I'm dreading hearing the postman's footsteps up my path'. Didier Drogba yesterday. Allegedly.

Didier Drogba’s agent has spelled out his player’s intention to see out the remaining months of his Chelsea contract before going ‘where he is offered the most money’.

Rumours of a January move are now looking off the table, particularly in light of his recent dismissal of an approach from AC Milan to take the 33-year old striker on loan. The offer was swiftly rebuffed with his agent claiming, ‘I said ‘No’ straight away. Their offer did not interest us’.

Drogba has also rejected a one-year extention to his present contract to remain at Stamford Bridge and is instead is looking for a final big pay-day elsewhere.

Thierno Seydi, the player’s candid representative left everybody in no doubt as to their priorities when he said this week, ‘At Didier’s age, he has nothing left to prove as a player. He will go where he is offered the most money. It could be the United States, Russia, Qatar or somewhere else in Asia. Once you are well into your thirties you have to go to a club where you can be certain you’ll be able to pay your bills’.

In this harsh economic climate the Cutter wishes multi-millionaire Drogba every success in attaining his bumper pay-day and hopes that it enables him to maintain his direct debits for the leccy and gas.