CHELSEA are in chats with Major League Soccer establishment Montreal Impact over the eventual fate of striker Didier Drogba.
Montreal say Drogba has communicated a "longing to help" his old club. "We comprehend his connection, yet our goal is to have him back for another season," Montreal tweeted.
Drogba, 37, who marked for Montreal in July, watched Chelsea's win over Sunderland on Saturday with break director Guus Hiddink and proprietor Roman Abramovich.Hiddink on Wednes-day declined to be drawn on whether Drogba would join his reserved alcove staff.
"I worked with him five or six years prior and I was enchanted to have such an expert in the squad," the Dutchman said.
"He's a legend as of now in this club. The main thing is right now is that he's playing in Montreal.
"The official procedure I don't know yet in all seriousness sway players can be key for the club." The Ivorian put in nine years at Stamford Bridge in two spells, first speaking to the club somewhere around 2004 and 2012 preceding rejoining them last season. Montreal say it was concurred in Drogba's agreement that he would have a second season in Canada. "We are doing all that we can to have him back with the Impact in 2016," the club said.
"We are willing to suit him. This circumstance is out of our control."
Shielding Premier League champions Chelsea have persevered through a frightful begin to the season, losing nine of their 17 amusements to slip to fifteenth, and a week ago sacked chief Jose Mourinho.