Drogba could be returning to the Premier League… but not with the Blues.
After leaving Galatasaray at the end of the 2013/14 season Didier Drogba is looking for a new club and both Chelsea and Manchester City are keen on the striker, according to the Daily Star.
Drogba is a club legend at Stamford Bridge having enjoyed eight years of success with the Blues that ended with the 36-year-old scoring the winning penalty in the Champions League final in 2012.
The Ivory Coast international and Jose Mourinho have a strong working relationship as well and with Demba Ba and Samuel Eto’o having left West London this summer and the future of Romelu Lukaku still in doubt, it was thought the former Gala forward would come in as a short-term replacement.
Yet Drogba is considering risking his legendary status at the club and is weighing up the possibility of joining the Citizens instead.
City manager Manuel Pellegrini has been forced to reconsider his stance on signing a new man in attack during this current window following the news Alvaro Negredo will be sidelined for four months with a broken metatarsal.
With both Sergio Aguero and Stevan Jovetic having their share of injury concerns last term as well, Pellegrini is keen to bring in cover and sees Drogba as the ideal short-term option.
If the Ivorian were to head to the Etihad Stadium it would be sure to leave a sour taste at the Bridge where the attacker is known to have a strong affection for the fans.
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