Didier Drogba's return to Chelsea Football Club looks yet another step closer, with a local Canadian journalist reporting that Drogba's current club, Montreal Impact have begun a search for a new striker.
On me dit qu'il est presque garanti que Drogba ne jouera pas avec l'Impact en 2016. #IMFC activement à la recherche d'un attaquant #RDS— Patrick Friolet (@PFrioletRDS) December 29, 2015
The auto-translator has that as "I am told that it is almost guaranteed that Drogba will not play with the Impact in 2016. #IMFC actively looking for an attacker #RDS". Friolet's two subsequent tweets clarify that Drogba won't be playing for Montreal because he's got an offer from Chelsea, who see him as a full-time coach within two years. Until that time, he will be studying towards his badges and presumably serving as some sort of advisor.
Précision. sur Drogba. S'il part, ce ne sera pas à cause du peu de matchs joués sur synthétique, mais bien car il a une offre de Chelsea— Patrick Friolet (@PFrioletRDS) December 29, 2015
While I'm still not entirely comfortable with the idea that Drogba's walking away from his last year at Montraal, it sounds like he's very much tempted by a return to Chelsea. We certainly could use all the help we can get, both on and off the pitch.