Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has a place on his staff planned for Didier Drogba.

The Daily Express says Mourinho is desperate to bring the forward back to Stamford Bridge and though Galatasaray, Drogba's club, say they will not let him go before his contract runs out at the end of next season, talks are already under way for Drogba, 35, to make his return.

A source close to Drogba said: "Mourinho wants Didier on his coaching staff and will help him get his badges, but he also wants him to guide his young strikers.

"He believes that Didier's experience could really help them."