Chelsea are exploring the feasibility of bringing Didier Drogba back to Stamford Bridge.
The 36-year-old has interest from clubs in Qatar while Juventus continue to flirt with the idea of taking him to Turin.
Yet Jose Mourinho has a strong relationship with the Ivorian and is interested in the idea of him taking on a player-coach role.
Qatari clubs are willing to offer greater money with salaries being discussed of around £3million a season after tax but the idea of a return to Chelsea is something both parties wish to look at.
Mourinho has great affection for Drogba and knows he could have great influence on a squad that is changing this summer. He declared prior to the Champions League tie with Galatasaray in March that Drogba could return and is keen to fulfil that wish.
Drogba won three Premier League titles, four FA Cups and the Champions League while at Chelsea and Mourinho wants to use that experience to good effect with his new additions.