Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has revealed that he would consider a shock return to Stamford Bridge this summer if Jose Mourinho asked him.
The 35-year-old will line-up against his former employers on Wednesday night for Galatasaray in the Champions League last-16 first leg in Istanbul.
The Ivory Coast international’s contract is due to expire at the end of the season - and Drogba admits he would be tempted to return to Chelsea if the coach who originally brought him to Stamford Bridge in 2004 came calling once more.
“My contract ends this summer and then I will decide what is the best solution for me,” Drogba, who scored 157 goals in 341 matches for the Blues during an eight-year spell in west London, was quoted as saying by the Daily Mail. “But I had a great time at Chelsea and if Jose was saying, "Didier, I want you to come back", I would think about it.”
The Chelsea faithful would welcome Drogba back with open arms, while Mourinho would consider the possibility of re-signing the African hero if his latest off-the-record quotes provide a few clues.
‘”The problem with Chelsea is I lack a scorer,” he reportedly said. “I have [Samuel] Eto'o but he is 32 years old, maybe 35, who knows?’”
Mourinho has also been strongly linked with Diego Costa and Edinson Cavani, who play for Atletico Madrid and PSG, in recent weeks.