Despite Jose Mourinho saying that Chelsea’s transfer window was over, it appears likely that Didier Drogba will return to Stamford Bridge for one final season before he retires as a footballer and goes into coaching.
Drogba is currently a free agent after being released by Galatasaray. French newspaper L’Equipe reports that Drogba, 36, is likely to fill the squad place left vacant by Demba Ba, who has been transferred to Besiktas.
It’s reported that Mourinho values Drogba’s charisma and how the Ivorian can be a positive influence in the dressing room.
Drogba could sign for Chelsea as early as next week.
During the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Drogba played a similar role for Ivory Coast where he came on to the pitch as an impact substitute, often in the second half, to give his team a physical presence and clinical shot taker.
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