Didier Drogba, the unsettled Chelsea striker, has signed for London neighbours Fulham in a surprise deal on the eve of the Blues' fixture against the Craven Cottage side tomorrow.
Drogba, who has been out of favour at Stamford Bridge for some time now, voiced his annoyance "a little too loudly" this week after his "uncle" Jose Mourinho was ousted from the manager's position, and has been unceremoniously sold "down the river" as it were.
The transfer fee has not been disclosed, but could be as low as sixty bananas.
The Ivory Coast hitman, who is the ex-boyfriend of former Arsenal player Freddie Ljunberg, was told about the arrangement this morning when he reported for training. He forlornly trudged away from the stadium, and was said by players to be "close to tears".
Chelsea manager Avram Grant, who is from Israel, had threatened to have Drogba's visa and work permit rescinded, and said:
"It's either Fulham or back to Bongo Bongo Land for him!"