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Drogba returns to Chelsea 'to make more history'

Didier Drogba (L) pictured with Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho in his previous term
Didier Drogba (L) pictured with Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho in his previous term Credit: PA

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."

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Didier Drogba: Easy decision to return to Chelsea

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.

Didier Drogba returns to Chelsea
Didier Drogba returns to Chelsea Credit: PA

"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."

Read more at ITV Football.

Mourinho 'thinking about' Drogba return to Chelsea

Didier Drogba, Galatasaray, former Chelsea player.
Didier Drogba, Galatasaray, former Chelsea player. Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

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".

Tributes paid to Chelsea youth player, 'dies aged 23'

Former Chelsea youth player Jordan Tabor has died aged 23, according to Sky Sports.

Tabor, also an ex-Cheltenham footballer, is reported to have plunged to his death in Turkey, the Daily Mirrorreports.

Tributes were paid to the left-back, from Coronation Street stars Brooke Vincent and Anthony Cotton.

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Sad to hear of the death of former @chelseafc academy player Jordan Tabor at such a young age. Horrible news.

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Jordan - Good night sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest...

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Chelsea reach agreement to sign striker Diego Costa

Chelsea have reached an agreement to sign striker Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid.

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In a statement tonight, Chelsea said:

"Chelsea Football Club can confirm an agreement has been reached with Atletico Madrid for the transfer of Diego Costa, with Chelsea meeting the buy-out clause for the Spanish international."

Mark Schwarzer signs a new contract with Chelsea

Goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer has signed a new one-year contract with Chelsea. The former Australia international headed to Stamford Bridge last summer on a free transfer from Fulham.

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Schwarzer made 12 starts and a single substitute appearance - in the Champions League semi-final first leg against Atletico Madrid. Earlier this week, Chelsea confirmed the departure of Portuguese goalkeeper Hilario at the end of his contract.

Defender Ashley Cole also leaves Chelsea this summer, along with England midfielder Frank Lampard.

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