According to Turkish football agent Ceylan Caliskan, Jose Mourinho personally called Didier Drogba to see if he would be interested in returning to Chelsea this summer.
“Mourinho called Drogba and told him he would like to see him back at Chelsea,” Caliskan told Sporx.
“Drogba and Mourinho have a great relationship, they both respect each other very highly.
“However, Drogba is very happy at Galatasaray and informed his former coach that he has no intentions of leaving the club.”
Back in April, Drogba had said when asked about whether he would play under Mourinho again: “Why not? It would be interesting.”
“But for now I’m really happy here and I want to go until the end of this experience and see what I can bring to this club.”
I wrote recently how that Chelsea seemed to be repeating the mistakes of last summer in trying to sign a new striker. There is no doubt that Didier Drogba is a Chelsea legend, but at 35, is he really the answer to Chelsea’s strikers problem?
I don’t think so. Despite winning the Golden Boot at Euro 2012 and then the Confederations Cup this summer, I am not sold that Fernando Torres is the kind of world class striker that Chelsea need.
After missing out on Falcao, Lewandowski and Cavani this summer, Mourinho’s interest in Drogba could be his opinion about the strikers left on the market.
Do you think that Chelsea will land a top striker this summer, or will they go into the season with Torres, Ba and Lukaku?