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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has insisted that his decision to re-sign Didier Drogba, who was the club's fourth highest scorer of all time, was not clouded by sentimentality.
"Didier's coming because he's one of the best strikers in Europe," Mourinho said.
"I know his personality very well and I know if he comes back he's not protected by history or what he's done for this club previously.
"He is coming with the mentality to make more history."
Didier Drogba will begin his second spell at Chelsea next season after agreeing a one-year deal with Jose Mourinho's side.
The 36-year-old striker and Blues favourite returns to Stamford Bridge after leaving in 2012 for stints at Shanghai Shenhua and Galatasaray.
"It was an easy decision - I couldn't turn down the opportunity to work with Jose again," Drogba said.
"Everyone knows the special relationship I have with this club and it has always felt like home to me."
Chelsea have re-signed striker Didier Drogba on a one year contract, the Premier League said in a statement.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is considering a possible return Didier Drogba, he revealed today.
Speaking to BBC Sport, he said: "We think about it.
"We want to win matches and win titles and Didier is one of the best strikers in Europe.
"If I bring him back, and the decision has to be made soon, it is because as a player he has qualities to make the team stronger".