Didier Drogba turns down move to Orlando City

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Didier Drogba has snubbed the chance to join MLS side Orlando City after rejecting a two-year contract offer, according to Sky Sports. 

Drogba, 37, was released by the Premier League champions at the end of last season and is currently considering his options for the future. 

The Florida based Major League Soccer side hoped that Drogba would partner Kaka in their attacking set-up, as the Brazilian sealed his move Stateside back in June 2014.

Chelsea Legend

The Ivory Coast striker initially moved to England in the 2004/05 season, and came to Stamford Bridge with heavy expectations as he had led Marseille to the UEFA Cup Final the season prior. 

Drogba lived up to his record-signing reputation, scoring 100 goals with the Blues over the course of eight seasons.

After foreign spells with Shanghai Shenhua and Galatasaray, Drogba returned to Chelsea with José Mourinho back at the helm. 

Despite being named as the best ever player to wear a Chelsea shirt in a poll by fans, the Blues called time on the striker at the end of last season, after he only scored four times in 26 appearances. 

New strike-force at Stamford Bridge

With Radamel Falcao on the verge of completing a one-year loan deal at Stamford Bridge, as reported by the BBC, Chelsea are likely to have their forward line shaken up ahead of next season. 

French striker Loic Remy has expressed his concerns with the arrival of Falcao, as he believes his first team opportunities will be restricted even further. 

Boss Jose Mourinho is eager to add an additional attacking option, and the Standard has reported that the Blues are in pole position to land QPR striker Charlie Austin. 

Reportedly Austin is in favour of staying in London, and therefore Chelsea have a competitive advantage over Newcastle and West Brom - who are also said to be interested. 

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