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Manchester City offers Drogba double what Chelsea's paying.

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London, Jan.23 (ANI): Manchester City has offered Didier Drogba 180, 000-pound a week to quit Chelsea.

The striker is interested because he believes his old boss Jose Mourinho will take over at Eastlands this summer.

Drogba, 30, could earn 40 million pound over a period of four-and-a-half years, reports The Sun.

The tabloid revealed yesterday that Manchester City had turned to 15-million-pound Drogba after failing to get Roque Santa Cruz Roque Luis Santa Cruz (born 16 August 1981 in Asunción) is a Paraguayan football striker, who currently plays for Blackburn Rovers. Career

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 from Blackburn.

Drogba has fallen out with boss Luiz Felipe Scolari Luiz Felipe Scolari, ComIH (born November 9, 1948 in Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil), also known as Felipão ("Big Phil"), is a Brazilian football coach, who led the Brazilian national team to victory in the 2002 World Cup.  and has not been in the squad for the last two games.

He currently earns 90,000 pounds a week on a contract which has 18 months to run, but City are happy to double his salary. (ANI)

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