Didier Drogba is ready to open new contract talks with Chelsea. The Daily Mail says Drogba has started the bidding for his services at a net salary of £6million.

Talks over a new deal at Stamford Bridge have stalled and Drogba is now considering his options.

The forward's advisers are playing financial hardball with his global suitors, with Drogba's wage demands starting at a staggering £6m per year after tax.