By Tom Seymour
The Galatasaray striker would be open to a reunion at Stamford Bridge.
For the first time since 2012, Galatasaray star Didier Drogba will return to Chelsea on Wednesday night when the two clubs go head-to-head in the Champions League.
The striker spent eight years at Stamford Bridge, helping the side to 12 major trophy wins – which included scoring the winning penalty against Bayern Munich in the 2012 Champions League final.
That was Drogba’s last act for the Blues, before leaving for China and now Turkey, but the 35-year-old says that if Jose Mourinho asked him to come back he would.
“I had a great time at Chelsea. I was there eight years and if Jose Mourinho said ‘I want you to come back’ I’d think about it,” the Ivory Coast international was quoted by the Sun.
“I’m not over Chelsea yet and I don’t want to be.
“People know how much I love the club and the fans.
“I can’t forget what I’ve done there and all the memories. Chelsea will always have a special place in my heart and in my life.”
Drogba has gone down as one of the all time greats in west London after playing 341 times for the club, scoring 157 goals and providing 86 assists.
The forward also has 54 strikes in 75 games for the Ivory Coast, but despite the nation supposedly being one of the most gifted African teams of all time, they are yet to win a major trophy.
Drogba will feature at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil with the country, in what is likely to be the final time the soon to be 36-year-old plays in the tournament.