Ivory Coast and Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has reportedly turned down an offer by Chelsea new boss Jose Mourinho to return to Stamford Bridge.
Drogba according to his agent Ceylan Çal??kan as reported on the Turkish football official website has turned down a return to Chelsea to remain at Galatasaray.
Çal??kan in a statement confirmed the refusal of Drogba to reunite with the man who brought him to Chelsea in 2004.
“Jose Mourinho called Drogba and told him he would like to see him back at Chelsea.
“Drogba and Mourinho have a great relationship, they both respect each other very highly however, Drogba is very happy at Galatasaray and informed his former coach that he has no intentions of leaving the club,” Çal??kan said on turkish-football.com
The striker who joined Galatasaray from Shanghai Shenhua in January, scoring five goals and making six assists in the Lions Turkish Süper Lig title winning season was signed by Mourinho to Chelsea in 2004 for €24 million and the pair went on to win two Premier League titles and a FA Cup together.
The 35-year old stayed on after Mourinho departed in 2007 and went on to score 157 goals in 341 appearances and was voted the greatest Chelsea player of all time recently in a poll of 20,000 fans.
He was also played instrumental Chelsea’s Champions League winning campaign in 2011/12 season