An agent representing Didier Drogba says the Chelsea striker is eager to hear from Barcelona. Francois Gallardo claims he has been given permission by Drogba to speak with Barca.

"I have a document signed by Drogba allowing me to start negotiations with Barca," he told Spanish TV.

"After the Copa del Rey final I will meet with (Andoni) Zubizarreta and confirm the interest of Didier to play for this club.

"Money won't be a problem because the player is more concerned about sporting issues."