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Marseille remain keen on Drogba

Didier Drogba
Drogba is keen to prove his worth to new manager Guus Hiddink

Marseille president Pape Diouf insists he will do everything possible to bring Didier Drogba back to the French club.

The Ivory Coast star joined English side Chelsea from Marseille in 2004 but spoke recently about the possibility of "finishing his adventure" with them.

Diouf admits Marseille cannot match the wages Drogba earns at Chelsea but thinks there could be ways around it.

"You can't exclude thinking of other scenarios, like the boy accepting a pay cut, efforts on our part," he said.

"We must talk to our supporters in adult language," Diouf told 10 Sport, a French sports magazine.

"They know we do what we say, and vice-versa.


"To say to them, 'We are going to win the Champions League' or 'Drogba is going to return', I will not allow myself to do it - that would be showing them a lack of respect.

"On the other hand, to say to them, 'Like you, I really want Drogba to come back and if there is a possibility of doing it, I will do it', that I can guarantee them.

"Each time I see him, I say to him, 'Now Didier, get your bags together and come back here!"'

Just last month Marseille had dismissed talk of a move for Drogba, labelling him "inaccessible" at the moment.

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