Chelsea are continuing negotiations with MLS side Montreal Impact regarding the possibility of bringing Blues legend Didier Drogba back in a coaching role, report the Daily Mail.
The Ivorian striker has been touted as a potential member of Guus Hiddink’s backroom staff as the Premier League champions look to get their season back on track.
Former boss Jose Mourinho was given his marching orders last week as Hiddink returned for his second short term spell in charge at Stamford Bridge.
After being spotted in attendance with the Dutch coach, as well as owner Roman Abramovich, talk began to circulate about a return for the 37-year old.
Despite his contract in Canada, Hiddink has revealed he is open to the notion of having the Ivory Coast legend in a coaching capacity.
Now, the MLS outfit have confirmed there has indeed been in contact over the deal, though they are understandably keen to keep him.
‘We understand his attachment, but our objective is to have him back for another season.’
‘We are doing everything we can to have him back with the Impact in 2016. We are willing to accommodate him.’
‘The situation is out of our control.’