Didier Drogba could make a decision on his future within the next week…
Iconic Chelsea striker Didier Drogba is locked in negotiations over a potential return to Stamford Bridge, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
The 36-year-old is a free agent after leaving Turkish giants Galatasaray, and Blues manager Jose Mourinho is desperate to re-sign the player he first brought to the club from Marseille in 2004.
Drogba scored 157 goals in 341 games during eight seasons with Chelsea, and scored the decisive penalty against Bayern Munich in the Blues victorious Champions League campaign two years ago.
Mourinho hopes his presence will give the club extra impetus ahead of the new season, adding to his striking options as well as taking on a coach role.
Chelsea are certainly in need of an extra striker, following the departures of Samuel Eto’o and Demba Ba. Romelu Lukaku is also expected to leave, meaning that new signing Diego Costa and Fernando Torres, who has attracted interest from Inter Milan, are the only viable forward options currently on the clubs books.
Drogba won three Premier League titles, four FA Cups and the aforementioned Champions League success while at Chelsea, and Mourinho wants to use that experience to good effect with his new additions.
Juventus are among the other teams to have shown an interest in the Ivorian, while the player has also been linked with a move to Qatar.