Could Drogba be in line for a return to Chelsea? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
FIFA have confirmed they have received a request from former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba to move on loan to another club outside the transfer window.
Drogba is currently playing at Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua but is seeking a loan move to maintain his fitness now that the Chinese season is over. It could possibly mean a move back to the Premier League with Liverpool and Chelsea linked with the front man.
As the current situation stands Drogba would not be allowed to join another club until January 1 but he is seeking special permission from FIFA as the African Cup of Nations starts on January with Drogba expected to captain the Ivory Coast. Even if he managed to get special permission from FIFA to join a Premier League side on loan before January, he would be restricted in terms of the competitions he could play in.
However, previous cases have gone against players in similar situations with t...