Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has hinted that he will try to bring Argentina international striker Hernan Crespo back to Stamford Bridge next season.
Even though Mourinho may not be at the club next term, he is reported to be already planning for the future, and is keen for Crespo, who is currently on loan at Internazionale, to return to London.
Mourinho is worried that he will be without the services of Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou during the African Cup of Nations early in 2008.
Crespo played for the Blues last season but was determined to return to Italy after failing to settle in England.
But Mourinho told The Sun: "I can understand the human side of Crespo's story, but business is business.
"Crespo is ours and I need a striker. I'm sure I will lose Drogba and Kalou who will go to play in the African Cup of Nations and so I need a striker like Crespo to be at Chelsea."
Crespo moved to Chelsea from Inter for £16.8million in August 2003 but has started only 33 Premiership games for the club and spent the 2004-05 campaign on loan with AC Milan.