Monday July 21st, 2014

Didier Drogba is considering a return to Chelsea, Ben Smith of BBC Sport reports.

The 36-year-old, who left Galatasaray to become a free agent, left Chelsea in 2012 after scoring the winning penalty in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich.

Smith reports that "Drogba's representatives say a decision has not yet been made," but that Chelsea is an option, and striker is likely to decide on whether he will return sometime this week.

Drogba started one game and was subbed in twice as part of the Ivory Coast squad at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Ivory Coast was eliminated during the group stage, after they won just one game.

Drogba joined Chelsea from Marseille in July 2004, and won three Premier League titles, four FA Cups, two League Cups and a Champions League with Chelsea.

Drogba, via  BBC Sport:

Drogba still has close links to London and, during an interview with BBC Sport in February, said: "When you're happy at a club, you want to stay forever.

"You don't stay eight years in a place you don't like, especially in football."

MORE SOCCER: Transfer Tracker: Keeping tabs on all of the major moves across EuropeMLS Power Rankings Week 19

- Sarah Barshop

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.