Didier Drogba has denied reports claiming he has retired but admitted he is in discussions with Montreal Impact about his future.
But the 37-year-old set the record straight on Twitter hours later - scroll down this page to see the Blues legend’s tweet.
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“Lovely to receive these messages,” Drogba wrote, “but I have not yet announced my retirement & am still in discussion with @impactmontreal about my future.”
So, reports that Drogba has called time on his playing career were premature but it does appear possible that he will call it a day in the not-too-distant future.
Drogba has been a huge hit in MLS
Montreal Impact will no doubt be keen to keep Drogba after he scored 12 goals in 14 appearances during his debut season in Major League Soccer last season - but the striker might be tempted by the idea of returning to Stamford Bridge as a coach.
Chelsea opportunity could be too good to turn down
Such opportunities are rare and the chance to return to his beloved Chelsea, working under a coach he admires in the form of Hiddink, could be too irresistible to turn down.
Drogba was recently spotted at Stamford Bridge alongside Hiddink and Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, shortly after Jose Mourinho was sacked, prompting speculation that he was about to return to west London.
And while that remains a possibility, Drogba has made it clear that he is yet to make a final decision over his future.
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