Jose Mourinho is keen on bringing Didier Drogba back to Chelsea as a player-coach, according to the Express.
The Ivory Coast international’s current club Galatasaray say that they won’t release him until his contract expires next summer, though talks are underway for the 35 year old to make his return.
The Blues manager believes that Drogba still has something to offer on the field, but would ultimately utilise him as a mentor for the club’s forwards.
In his eight seasons at the club, Drogba scored 157 goals, with his final kick in a Chelsea shirt the penalty that secured victory in the 2012 Champions League final against Bayern Munich.
Meanwhile, Ryan Bertrand has distanced himself from reports that he is set to leave the club, Sky Sports understands.
Brendan Rodgers is reportedly keen on signing the 23 year old for Liverpool, having worked with him whilst in charge of the Chelsea reserves, as well as taking him on loan at Reading.
However, the full back is keen to fight Ashley Cole for his place in the Blues starting XI next season.
Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho has calmed fears over the injury picked up by Kevin De Bruyne in yesterday’s 4-1 friendly win over Malaysia.
Goals from Bertrand Traore, De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku and Victor Moses wrapped up the victory before the hosts scored a consolation goal late on.