Drogba to return to Stamford Bridge very shortly.
Ivory Coast forward Didier Drogba will sign a one-year playing contract with Chelsea at the beginning of next week, according to L’Equipe.
The 36-year-old, who left Chelsea two years ago, is currently a free agent after leaving Galatasaray earlier this summer.
He spent eight seasons at Stamford Bridge, netting 100 Premier League goals for the Blues, who won the title three times with his help.
Chelsea also won four FA Cups, two League Cups and one Champions League during Drogba’s first spell in England.
His last kick as a Chelsea player was perhaps his greatest. After heading in an 88th-minute leveller against Bayern Munich in the 2012 European Cup final, he struck the winning penalty in the shootout.
Drogba may stay at Chelsea beyond the term of his one-year deal, with a coaching role being mooted.
He is likely to act as back-up to £32m signing Diego Costa this season.