Mourinho pleaded with Real Madrid president Florentino to buy Chelsea ace Drogba

Jose Mourinho attempted to change Real Madrid president Florentino Perez's mind about signing Chelsea striker Didier Drogba yesterday.

El Mundo Deportivo says Mourinho was desperate to sign a centre-forward before the summer market shut and made several approaches to Florentino during the day about reviving a bid for Drogba.

But at each turn, Mourinho was met with a 'no' from Florentino.

The Real coach has admitted concern over his striker options with only Gonzalo Higuain and Karim Benzema available to him.

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