Drogba to leave Chelsea - report

PARIS Tue May 22, 2012 1:53am IST

Chelsea's Didier Drogba holds the Champions League trophy during their victory parade in west London, May 20 2012. REUTERS/Olivia Harris

Chelsea's Didier Drogba holds the Champions League trophy during their victory parade in west London, May 20 2012.

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PARIS (Reuters) - Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba is leaving Chelsea after playing a leading role in their Champions League triumph, according to a report to be published in French magazine France Football on Tuesday.

Drogba, who scored the winning penalty in the shootout against Bayern Munich on Saturday after cancelling out Thomas Mueller's opener, has reportedly told his team mates "we will not be together next season."

"I am getting ready for a great leap into the unknown," he added without hinting at a possible destination.

Drogba, 34, joined Chelsea from Olympique Marseille in 2004 and has won three Premier League titles with the London club as well as four FA Cups.

(Writing by Julien Pretot, Editing by Tom Bartlett)

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