Ivory Coast legend Didier Drogba may be set to leave MLS as Montreal Impact, the striker’s current club, took to social media to indicate that they are in talks with Chelsea about the possibility of the player returning to Stamford Bridge.
The 37-year-old who signed for Montreal in July, watched Chelsea’s win over Sunderland on Saturday with interim manager Guus Hiddink and owner Roman Abramovich.
Montreal say Drogba has expressed a “desire to help” his old club.
We are currently in contact with Didier Drogba and Chelsea FC. We are doing everything we can to have him back with the Impact in 2016.#IMFC— Impact de Montréal (@impactmontreal) December 23, 2015
We understand his attachment to his former club and his desire to help them. We are willing to accommodate him. #IMFC— Impact de Montréal (@impactmontreal) December 23, 2015
But our objective is to have him back for another season, as agreed in his contract. This situation is out of our control. #IMFC— Impact de Montréal (@impactmontreal) December 23, 2015
We would like to thank our supporters for their understanding and their patience. #IMFC— Impact de Montréal (@impactmontreal) December 23, 2015
During his half season in the league, Drogba scored 11 goals in 11 regular season games after making his debut in August.
However, Hiddink on Wednesday refused to be drawn into whether Drogba would join his backroom staff.
“I worked with him five or six years ago and I was delighted to have such a professional in the squad,” the Dutchman said.
“He’s a legend already in this club. The only thing at the moment is that he’s playing in Montreal.”
“The official process I don’t know but I spoke openly from the bottom of my heart that huge impact players can be key for the club.”