Stamford Bridge return on the cards?
Didier Drogba: Chelsea launch bid to bring back striker in loan deal
Chelsea are in talks over a deal that could see former striker Didier Drogba return to Stamford Bridge from Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua on loan.
The Ivory Coast international, 34, wants to stay fit to prepare for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations as the Chinese season has finished.
Drogba has asked Fifa for permission to move outside the transfer window.
Chelsea are short of attacking options with Fernando Torres out of form and Daniel Sturridge injured.
“The Fifa administration services are looking into it,” Fifa said in a statement.
SOURCE: BBC Sport
This is a move that may well suit all parties.
Chelsea could do with attacking alternatives and Blues fans will no doubt be excited to see one of their heroes make an emotional return to the club to Stamford Bridge. Didier Drogba then gets to keep himself fully fit and ready ahead of the African Cup of Nations.
The 34 year old will have to hope that the football’s world governing body allows such a move to take place, which could in turn set a precedent Sepp Blatter may or may not be ready to make.
Drogba helped Chelsea to a Champions League and FA Cup triumphs last term and has scored regularly in China and still has the ability to make an impact back at the club where he became a cult favourite with the West London side’s fanbase.
Rafa Benitez will be happy to see Drogba return prior to the January transfer window but will no doubt be looking to bring in a striker or two when the window re-opens as Chelsea currently overly rely on Fernando Torres, who has struggled for form after a decent start to the campaign.
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