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Mourinho agent meets Drogba

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Chelsea forward Didier Drogba has been in talks with the agent of Inter Milan boss Jose Mourinho, the Gazzetta dello Sport website reported on Tuesday.
The report claims Drogba and one of his representatives had dinner at a Fulham restaurant with Mourinho agent Jorge Mendes and Inter general manager Marco Branca on Monday night.
Drogba was a firm favourite of Mourinho's when the Portuguese coach worked in west London and the Ivory Coast star was said to have burst into tears when Mourinho announced his departure.
Drogba initially claimed he would leave Chelsea and there were rumours that Mourinho would try to lure him to the San Siro when he took over from Roberto Mancini in the summer.
But despite publicly declaring his interest in Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard during the off season, Mourinho made no move for Drogba.
However, the former Marseille forward has had a difficult campaign this term due to injury, suspension and the loss of his automatic starting role to the in-form Nicolas Anelka.
Mourinho has an embarrassment of riches up front with eight forwards at Inter but he has stated he wants to let some of them leave.
He has also had problems with Brazilian forward Adriano's discipline and the suggestion that Mourinho is targeting Drogba could spell the end of Adriano's time at the club.

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