With all our attention turned to players coming in, Didier Drogba's second retirement from Chelsea has faded quickly into the background. Then again, it is a second retirement; he already got his fanfare the first time around. Plus it's almost guaranteed that he'll be back soon anyway, in some sort of non-playing capacity. You can check out anytime, Didier, but you can never leave!
But the now 37-year-old living legend is not quite ready to hang up his boots, and is actively looking for a new club. Rumors have been linking him with MLS for quite some time, most recently with Frank Lampard's (is he there yet?) New York City FC -- though transfers work in weird and esoteric ways in the wonderful world of a franchised, single-entity league and include words like designated players and allocations and discovery and magic unicorn fairy dust. One of those may not be true.
In any case, here's Sky Sports with news of what Drogba isn't going to do.
Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has turned down the offer of a two-year deal with Orlando City, according to Sky sources.
Orlando City are one of two new teams playing in MLS this season. Their marquee designated player is none other than Brazilian legend Kaká. Drogba turns down chance to play with Kaká. Teehee.
There's no word from 'Sky sources' as to what other destinations Drogba may be considering. My money's still on the Big Apple and a reunion with Super Frankie Lampard, OBE.