Police at Didier Drogba’s house over cleaning row

Posted by - February 12, 2009 - Chelsea, Oddballs

Chelsea striker’s mansion needs a new cleaner

Police were called to the home of Chelsea striker Didier Drogba after a dust-up over dusting. The Sun reports the boys in blue had to settle a dispute between Drogba’s wife and a cleaner over a £430 bill. Cleaner Candy Price had quit the job the previous day and returned to collect money she claimed to be owed.

The 32-year-old cleaner said she would stay at the house until she got the money after Drogba’s partner Lalla Diakite refused to pay her. Eventually, Lalla decided to call the police. Candy said (and this is my favourite bit): “Two representatives from Chelsea arrived first and asked me to move. They then left and the police turned up. I explained the situation to the officers, who went inside. They came out 20 minutes later with a cheque for £430.

“I’m angry that I had to go through all that hassle to get £430 from a man who earns more than £100,000 a week.”

A spokesman for Drogba said the cleaner was not owed any money and the police had advised Lalla to write the cheque to get rid of Candy.