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Chelsea to offer Drogba contract extension

Andre Villas-Boas will take a good luck at his new Chelsea squad before deciding on their futures, while striker Didier Drogba is set to be offered a new contract at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea's players report back from their holidays next Wednesday and Villas-Boas insisted every one of them would be given the chance to prove they deserve to remain at the club.

Dismissing rumours linking midfielder Michael Essien with a move away, he said: "I'm more than happy with the actual squad.

"It's nothing new that, when a manager comes, radical changes are expected.

"We have plenty of time to judge the market.

"There's no fuss in the changes we might need to do or not. The guys have to feel important.

"They're top quality players, and I want to see them back so I can start taking decisions."

With Drogba it is understood the Ivorian international will be offered a contract extension.

The striker's current deal expires next summer and the club have no intention of letting it run its course.

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