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Drogba's agent suggests Olympique Marseille return could be possible

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After announcing that he'll be leaving Chelsea for the second time, there has been quite a bit of speculation about where Didier Drogba might finish his playing days. One destination that would certainly make some sense is Ligue 1 side Olympique Marseille, where Drogba played before Jose Mourinho made his move for the Ivorian.

On Thursday, Drogba's agent had some comments about the possibility, though he noted that there hasn't been any contact from Didier's former club yet:

"Is Didier ready to return to Marseille? I stand by his words, he always kept the door open. Opportunities have already shown in the past, but it had not been possible for various reasons."

"Today he could contribute his experience, have more playing time and take on that leadership role of the locker room like he had at Chelsea."

"Since Sunday, a lot of clubs have told us of their interest. We will take time for reflection."

With Marseille being forced to sell heavily this summer because of financial issues, it's hard to believe they could actually afford the sort of wages it would take to bring Drogba back. That said, it does sound as if the agent is trying to put some pressure on the club to reach out with an offer, so the player might be willing to return for a smaller wage than he'd get elsewhere.

Chelsea have been talking to the French side about the loans of several top young talents from their academy, so having a familiar face in the squad could do a world of good for the Blues.