Chelsea sign Drogba

19th July 2004, Comments 0 comments

LONDON, July 19 (AFP) - Chelsea said Monday they had agreed terms with French club Marseille for the transfer of striker Didier Drogba.

LONDON, July 19 (AFP) - Chelsea said Monday they had agreed terms with French club Marseille for the transfer of striker Didier Drogba.  

The 26-year-old Cote d'Ivoire international was due to arrive in London Tuesday, Chelsea announced on their website, www.chelseafc.com.  

No further details were given but the fee is thought to be around GBP 24 million (EUR 36 million).  

"Chelsea are delighted to confirm that we have agreed terms with the French club Marseille for the transfer of Didier Drogba," said a statement released by the English Premiership club.  

Drogba, who scored 19 league goals for the UEFA Cup finalists last season, was signed by Marseille last summer from French club Guingamp for just six million euros.  

Drogba, who was last season's footballer of the year in France, was the club's major transfer target after Argentinean star Hernan Crespo left for AC Milan.

© AFP

 

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