OM fans club together to buy Drogba

July 10, 2008

Marseille fans have launched an appeal to raise the £22million they believe is needed to buy Chelsea star Didier Drogba.

New Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari claims Drogba is still '200% in his plans' but the striker is reportedly adamant that he will be heading for the Stamford Bridge exit door.

Barcelona, AC Milan and Inter Milan are all said to be interested in the Ivory Coast international but Marseille fans have launched an audacious bid to bring the 30-year-old back to the club he left four years ago.

A supporter called Kain has set up the collective on www.doodle.ch asking fellow fans to pledge one, two or five euros to the club, writing: 'Let's try to see if us supporters can pay for him by each donating one or two euros maximum to the club.'

The collective attracted immediate attention and has already raised nearly 5,000 euros thanks in part to 800 fans each pledging the maximum five euros.

'We know that it would be very, very, very complex to achieve this, even impossible,' one of its contributors Yaniss told regional newspaper La Provence.

'But what we want is only that it arrives to the attention of Pape Diouf and other OM directors.'