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Drogba set for sensational return

  • Agencies
  • July 15, 2013
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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho (L) and Didier Drogba smile during a training session at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia April 9, 2007. Net photo.

Jose Mourinho wants Didier Drogba back at Chelsea following mystery talks at the club’s training ground

Jose Mourinho wants Didier Drogba to make a sensational return to Chelsea. According to reports, Drogba visited Chelsea’s Cobham training ground last Monday and spoke to Mourinho, although the nature of the discussion was private.

It is understood boss Mourinho is keen on signing 35-year-old Drogba for this season, but Chelsea would have to approach his current club Galatasaray.

If the Turkish giants will not let him go or Drogba wants to see out the final year of his contract then Mourinho will offer him a role at Chelsea in 12 months.

Whether this summer or next, it seems only a matter of time until Drogba returns to Chelsea.

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich tried to re-sign Drogba in January and would welcome the former Marseille man back to the club in any capacity.

On a potential return to Chelsea, Drogba said earlier this year: “It would be nice, not just coaching but to help the club.

“For Chelsea I gave everything and, of course, they gave it back to me. I feel at home when I go to London.”

Last week, Mourinho spoke about the influence Drogba could have on his squad. He said: “I can use Didier as a profile to persuade youngsters to follow me because he followed me from day one.”

Mourinho signed Drogba for Chelsea and the Ivory Coast international scored 157 goals over eight years.

After visiting Cobham, Drogba linked up with the rest of the Galatasaray squad for the club’s training camp at St George’s Park.

Sunday he played a part in his side’s 3-0 beating of Shrewsbury in a friendly at Greenhous Meadow.


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