Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has underlined the importance of star striker Didier Drogba to the club´s plans for next season.

According to a report in a national newspaper, the Ivory Coast international has not ruled out leaving the Blues this summer - but Mourinho clearly has no plans to let the player go.

He said: "You know Drogba has always been important since he arrived. Even in his first season when he was not scoring a lot of goals, his contribution as a team player was massive."

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