Didier Drogba has revealed he wants to quit Chelsea because Jose Mourinho’s departure has damaged morale at Stamford Bridge.
Drogba was upset when Mourinho left the club last month following the breakdown of the manager’s relationship with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.
Avram Grant, who replaced Mourinho, has insisted the squad are backing him, but Drogba claims that morale in the dressing room is in tatters.
“I want to leave Chelsea,” he is quoted as saying in an issue of France Football. “Something is broken with Chelsea.
“The damage has been big in the dressing room because we know now what happened and who caused Mourinho’s departure.
“Nothing can stop me from leaving now.”
Drogba admitted he has been keen to leave the club since he first arrived, when he was criticised strongly for diving.
“Since the day I arrived, I wanted to leave Chelsea and then again every summer,” he said.
“I know that Ronaldinho and Kaka are linked to come next season but even that won’t change my mind.”
Drogba named Barcelona, Real Madrid, Milan and Inter as his preferred distinations and he admits he would even consider a return to Marseille.