Didier Drogba has ruled out a short-term loan switch back to the Premier League, according to Sky Sports.
The Chelsea legend is now with Montreal Impact in the MLS, and had been mooted as a potential arrival in the January transfer market during the off-season across the Atlantic.
However, the 37-year old has poured cold water over suggestions he could make a switch, and insisted he is committed to the cause in Canada.
Speaking as a guest on Goals on Sunday, the Ivorian said, ‘I would be honoured of cause but I think I need to rest.’
‘Take care of my family and then come back to Montreal and have a good season’, he added.
He spent nine years across two spells at Stamford Bridge, netting over 100 goals and winning every possible major trophy after signing from Marseille in 2004.
After scoring the winning penalty to secure an iconic Champions League trophy against Bayern Munich in 2012, he left the club to play in China and Turkey.
He returned last season to win another Premier League with the Blues, and has revealed things could have gone a lot differently in his career.
West Ham reportedly made an approach to sign the Ivory Coast legend in 2002 while he was playing at Guingamp.
‘They came to my house and spoke, but it didn’t happen. I wasn’t ready to go.’