Rumours surrounding Didier Drogba’s potential return to Chelsea have gathered pace, after a series of renovations at Stamford Bridge were leaked to the press.
A member of the groundstaff was overheard explaining a new disabled parking spot, situated amongst the spaces reserved for playing staff, as, “being for one of the older boys – apparently ‘e don’t get around as well as ‘e used to.”
“I think he’s a mate of the boss (Jose Mourinho),” he added.
The 35-year-old striker has always spoken of his love for Chelsea, with whom he won the Champions League, and enjoys a close relationship with boss Mourinho, who this week declared his interest in bringing the player back to West London.
A delivery man for Dolphin stairlift company, based in Fulham, stated that, “we were sticking in a chair-lift, yeah.
“I’d assumed it would be for some disabled fans to get higher up in the stands, but they had us stick this one just outside the home dressing room.”
Alongside the interest displayed by the returning Chelsea manager is the good form shown by the striker during his spell at Galatasaray.
Concern has been raised about elderly Drogba’s advanced years, though a club insider claimed that the club are ready to make concessions.
“On the training schedule they’ve got an hour in the middle marked ‘DNP’,” said the insider, an acronym thought to stand for ‘Didier Nap time’.
Continuing, the anonymous source added, “they’ve got a bed stuck aside for him in a room.”
“No one’s allowed to start their cars during that spell in case we wake anyone up…”