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Twitter: Chelsea legend confirms his future may lie away from Stamford Bridge; doesn’t rule out EPL return

Chelsea great Didier Drogba has taken to social media to play down rumours that he is set to retire from playing and return to Stamford Bridge in a coaching capacity.

Drogba left Chelsea at the end of the 2014-15 season, ending his second stint in west London with a Premier League’s medal and a guard of honour as he was replaced in his final league game for the club.

He subsequently moved to Canadian side Montreal Impact in Major League Soccer, and proceeded to take the division by storm last season. By the end of the campaign, the 37-year-old had managed 12 goals in 14 MLS outings, including a hat-trick against Chicago Fire in a 4-3 win and doubles in victories over DC United and Toronto FC.

However, after being spotted at Stamford Bridge alongside interim coach Guus Hiddink following Roman Abramovich’s decision to dismiss Jose Mourinho [Mirror], the West African has been linked with a return to the club as the Dutch coach’s assistant.

Indeed, L’Equipe [via the Daily Star] reported on Wednesday that the powerful frontman had called time on his playing career and had informed Impact that he was returning to the Premier League.

However, Drogba felt compelled to take to his @DidierDrogba Twitter account to dispel the rumours and reassure Impact fans that he had not definitely made up his mind about leaving.

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“Lovely to receive these messages but I have not yet announced my retirement and am still in discussion with Montreal Impact about my future,” the legendary Ivorian frontman confirmed.

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