Didier Drogba could make an emotional return to Stamford Bridge…
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho could try and sign Didier Drogba this summer, who is available on a free transfer after his contract with Turkish side Galatasaray expired, reports the Mirror.
The 36-year-old Ivorian powerhouse starred at Chelsea between 2004 and 2012 – scoring 157 goals in total, collecting three Premier League titles and a Champions League, as well as multiple FA Cup and League Cup victories.
The Portuguese manager cried out for striking enforcements last term, publicly complaining about the quality of Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto’o and Demba Ba at his disposal.
As a result, at least one, and possibly all three of the forwards currently on Chelsea’s books will leave Stamford Bridge this summer, with superstar Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa close to sealing a £32m blockbuster move.
Mourinho though wants backup to the Spanish sensation, and could turn to his former front-man Drogba.
The pair enjoyed a wonderful relationship in England, after Mourinho brought Drogba from France to England during his first spell in charge of Chelsea.
Despite his age, Drogba still scored 14 goals in Turkey last season – including two in the Champions League, proving that he’s still got the ability to act as a more than capable backup should the Blues snap him up on a free.
The African forward prides himself on his unbelievable strength and ability to hold up the ball and bring others into play in the final third. He also contributes defensively, but no longer has the pace to a genuine threat running in behind the opposition defence.
For romantic reasons alone though, Chelsea fans would love to see the club legend return to the Bridge this summer…