Barcelona board green light to bid for Chelsea's Drogba

AS says the board have given the green light to the club's football staff that money will be made available to sign Ivory Coast star Drogba. Barca sports chief Txiki Begiristain is now expected to initiate contact with Chelsea to begin talks over a fee for the centre-forward.

Barca know they will have to see off competition from Real Madrid, AC Milan and Bayern Munich, but are convinced they are Drogba's preferred option.

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