Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has confirmed plans to bring Didier Drogba back to the club.

Drogba has 12 months ­remaining on his Galatasaray contract and Mourinho has left the door open for him to return to ­Chelsea.

"Is Didier a very important player in Chelsea's history? Yes," said Mourinho. "Will Didier always be in the ­memory of the Chelsea fans, Chelsea board, Chelsea ­owner, Chelsea players and Chelsea kids growing up? Yes.

"Is it normal that Didier will be in the future connected with Chelsea again? I think yes. How? I don't know. That's a global question for the club. I am ­nobody, I am just the manager."