Former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has said that Chelsea must consider selling star striker Didier Drogba in the January transfer window or at least in the summer in order to help Fernando Torres settle at Stamford bridge.

Fernando Torres has been a massive failure since moving to Chelsea on deadline day of last January for £ 50 million from Liverpool. One of the reasons for it seems to be the presence of Didier Drogba according to Carlo Ancelotti. Didier Drogba has been the main striker at Chelsea since arriving from Marseille in the £ 24 million deal in 2004.

Even with the addition of a number of strikers following the arrival of Didier Drogba, the big Ivorian has held his own place at Stamford bridge. He is currently one of the top scorers for Chelsea on the all-time list, which seems to have been having an effect on the other strikers at Stamford bridge according to Carlo Ancelotti. The big Ivorian is coming to the end of his career. He will be 34 years old in March, and is out of contract at the end of the season. There have been reports that he will be looking at following Nicolas Anelka to China.

He is thought to have been offered a lucrative contract worth around £ 400,000 per week, which would make him the highest-paid football player in the world. “Coaching Chelsea in the midst of a major generational change is complicated. Look at Torres and his crisis. If you decide you are going to invest in him, you have to sell Drogba. Didier is like Pippo Inzaghi at Milan. He tends to swallow up all his competitors. It is not because they are evil, they are just like that,” Ancelotti is quoted as saying in the Express.