Drogba eyes Torres partnership
Didier Drogba has revealed he would love it if Fernando Torres jumped ship to Stamford Bridge.
By James Riach
Last Updated: 13/05/10 9:08am
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has revealed he would love it if Fernando Torres jumped ship to Stamford Bridge this summer.
Drogba clinched the Premier League's golden boot award last weekend as the Blues romped home to claim the title with an emphatic 8-0 victory over Wigan.
He has been partnered by French forward Nicolas Anelka this season but admits he would welcome any move for Liverpool star Torres, which has been speculated.
"I have heard the talk about Torres maybe coming in and I would welcome it, of course," he said.
"Every time there is a new player coming here it's making the club bigger and giving us a lot of strength.
"If there is a chance for him to come he will be welcome, because any help is welcome."
Drogba has netted 84 Premier League goals in 166 appearances since his move to Chelsea in 2004 but knows the last campaign has been the best of his career so far.
"This has been the best season of my career. In 2007 I scored 33 goals and 20 in the league and really it's amazing," he added.
"I feel that, season after season, I'm getting better.
"I want to finish the job this year with the FA Cup final. To win the double would mean a lot to the club and to us as players."
Chelsea take on Portsmouth in the cup final at Wembley on Saturday as they look to win the domestic double.
Certain quarters have claimed that Carlo Ancelotti's side are ageing and that the Italian will have to bring in younger reinforcements this summer, but this is something Drogba refutes.
He remarked: "There are still some seasons left for this team. I would say the team is not getting old, it's getting a lot of experience.
"I think the Inter Milan team are all about 37, and they are in the Champions League final.
"Age doesn't really affect the team, it's more about confidence and knowing you can play well. There's a right balance to it and I think we've found it."