Didier Drogba has sent text messages to some of his former teammates hinting that he will make a return to Chelsea this summer, according to The Daily Mail.
The report has suggested that Drogba, who left Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2012, is set to be reunited with Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge, with the 36-year-old taking on a player-coach role at the club for the 2014/15 season.
At 36, Drogba may well be past his ultimate best, but he could still offer the Blues something different for the up coming season. His presence in the dressing room could help propel Mourinho's side up the league next term, and he could help mentor the likes of Diego Costa and Romelu Lukaku.
Chelsea supporters would certainly be excited by the prospect of Drogba returning to the club, but it remains to be seen as to whether the striker will sign a deal with the club in the coming days.
If Drogba does arrive this summer, then Mourinho will have an array of talent available to him in his forward line. Diego Costa has already signed for the club, whilst his international teammate Fernando Torres will be hoping to make an impression at the Bridge next term.
It's still uncertain as to whether Belgian youngster Romelu Lukaku will remain at Chelsea for the 2014/15 season, but many Blues fans will be hoping he will be given a chance to shine under Mourinho. After all, Lukaku has proved his credentials in England's elite division throughout his loan spells at West Brom and Everton.
Reports from the Daily Star today, however, suggested that Manchester City could make a surprise move for Drogba, meaning the Blues may still have to persuade the Ivorian to snub a switch to the Etihad.
With Alvaro Negredo out of action for the foreseeable future, it appears that Citizens boss Manuel Pellegrini is on the lookout from someone to replace the crocked star. Whilst a move to the Etihad appears unlikely, City and Chelsea will certainly be the two main contenders for Premier League glory next season.
Pellegrini's side will be looking to retain their title, whilst Chelsea will be looking to improve upon their third place finish of last term.
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