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Chelsea legend talks up Marseille return

Ligue 1 By: Olakunle Brown | 09/01/2017

Drogba on the look

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has talked up a possible return to French side Marseille ahead of Chelsea.

The 38-year-old is a free agent following his departure from Montreal Impact.

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Drogba he scored 32 goals in his final season at Marseille before leaving for Chelsea in 2004 where he won a lot of titles.

"There is an option for a return to France, but I will not say more," the striker, who has expressed an interest in going back to Marseille a number of times in his career, told Canal +.

"I hope to be able to keep my promise one day [to go back to Marseille]. You just have to take the time to sit down and talk.

"My comeback at OM has been the eternal question for more than 12 years now. I respond every time and people say I'm just talking.

"But you let a player go, he makes a good living financially from then on, and now you want him to come back and divide his salary in two. And after that, you say he doesn't like Marseille. Who works to earn less? Nobody.

"I would like to come back as a player. I've even done what was necessary to make it happen. But I can't force the board to take me back.

"I want to play. I still have my legs and I'm still like a kid with the ball. My knee got a bit aggravated, but I feel good. Why should I stop?"