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Marseille fans start Drogba fundraiser
by Joe Addison, July 15th, 2008 7AM
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[OFF THE POST] Luiz Felipe Scolari may have recently claimed that Didier Drogba is "200 percent" part of his plans but that hasn't stopped Marseille fans from raising enough money to buy themselves 6 percent of the player.

Supporters of the French club jumped on rumors that Drogba wanted to leave Chelsea, despite the arrival of new boss Scolari, who led Brazil to the 2002 World Cup title. In a bid to lure the Ivory Coast forward back to the French club he left in 2004, fans started a Web site aimed at raising the necessary funds to make a successful bid for the 30-year-old.

Thus far, 24,000 people have pledged over $2.7 million. Their aim is to reach $44 million, which they hope would be enough to entice Drogba back to the club.

Marseille president Pape Diouf offered his thoughts on the movement, "I'm surprised and amused. It shows the true passion of our supporters."

The Web site is back up and running after a weekend crash caused by high internet traffic. If you'd like to make a contribution, click HERE.



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