Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho hopes his side are drawn with Turkish club Galatasaray in Monday's draw for the Champions League round of 16 - so that Didier Drogba could return to Stamford Bridge, reports ESPN.
The Ivory Coast striker, who is still adored by Chelsea fans, was very influential in the club's Champions League glory in 2012.
Afterwards, Drogba left London to spend went to Shanghai Shenshua in China - a spell which was very short and which led him to joining the Turkish giants Galatasaray.
And whilst he remains a terror to most European defenses, Mourinho would be more than happy if he gets the chance to re-unite with the legend at his old hunting ground.
"He deserves a reception here, even better, he deserves it even more than me," Mourinho, who himself was welcomed with open arms back to Chelsea this year, told reporters after a routine 1-0 win over Steaua Bucharest on Wednesday confirmed his side as winners of Group E.
"He deserves to get what I got against Hull City (in my first game back in charge this season). He deserves double or three times that. I know what I felt and I think he deserves that.
"So yes Galatasaray is difficult, very difficult but I would like Didier to be back here and to feel what I felt."
However, Chelsea could be drawn against Galatasaray, Zenit St Petersburg or AC Milan in the last 16, but Mourinho confesses that whichever team they get it would be difficult to play.
"There are the champions of Russia, a German side in Bayer Leverkusen and the Turkish champions with King Didier," Mourinho said.
The 50-year-old Portuguese boss also urged his side to concentrate more now on the English Premier League.
"We have to forget the Champions League now," he added. "Until (it starts again) in February, March, we have to work to improve the team and get results in the English competitions."
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