Kirsty Wigglesworth/Associated Press
Chelsea to pitch-in for a 36-year-old striker? Surely not.
But this could be a real option for the Blues this summer—though not in the way most people seem to think.
Didier Drogba's legendary status at Stamford Bridge is unimpeachable. By walking away immediately after his, and the club's, very greatest achievement, he ensured the west London crowds would always be begging for more.
After spending time in China and Turkey, his game isn't perhaps the sharpest it has ever been—as he demonstrated when Chelsea met his Galatasaray side in the Champions League.
But it is off the pitch that he probably has the most to offer Jose Mourinho.
Drogba has bags of experience, plus an utterly compelling personality. He has been there, done it, and got the medals to prove it. Nobody, in the recent history of football, has scored more goals precisely when it mattered.
Could this striker offer Chelsea as much from the technical area as he did on the pitch?
We may be about to find out.