The second coming of the great Ivorian is imminent.
Chelsea are expected to re-sign club legend Didier Drogba on a free transfer at the beginning of next week, according to L’Equipe.
The 36-year-old is currently a free agent following the expiration of his contract with Galatasaray.
Drogba left Chelsea two years ago after spending eight seasons at Stamford Bridge.
He scored 100 Premier League goals for the Blues, helping them win the title three times.
Drogba also won four FA Cups and two League Cups during his time in England.
However, it was his final appearance for Chelsea that immortalised him. In May 2012, he scored an 88th-minute equaliser against Bayern Munich in the Champions League final, before going on to hit the winning penalty in the shootout.
L’Equipe claim that Drogba will sign a one-year playing contract with Chelsea. He could then move into a coaching role.
Blues boss Jose Mourinho recently said that his summer recruitment drive was over, after landing Mario Pasalic, Cesc Fabregas, Diego Costa and Filipe Luis.
However, it seems that the Special One is willing to make an exception for Drogba, who, after all, is already a part of the Chelsea family.
Drogba would most probably be used as a back-up to Costa, who arrived in a £32m switch from Atletico Madrid earlier this month.