No Jose reunion for Drogba

05 June 2008 09:27
Jose Mourinho has no plans to return to Chelsea for Didier Drogba, according to representatives from his new club Internazionale. The Portuguese coach confirmed his return to management with the Italian side earlier in the week as the replacement for the sacked Roberto Mancini at the San Siro. Reports had claimed the former Chelsea boss had made the acquisition of the unsettled Ivory Coast striker his number one priority. However, Inter technical director Marco Branca claims that, although Mourinho has identified several potential transfer targets, none of them are strikers. Inter currently have a wealth of attacking talent on their books in the shape of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Hernan Crespo, Adriano and Julio Cruz. "Mourinho has not asked us for any strikers," claimed Branca. "There will only be a few arrivals, we already have an excellent squad. "Mourinho hasn't asked for many players - two or three players at the most." However, Drogba's team-mates Ricardo Carvalho, Frank Lampard and Michael Essien continue to be linked with moves to the reigning Serie A champions. "There's a list. We will do whatever is possible to please Mourinho but we have to see what the costs are," added Branca. "We have to wait because there are going to be log negotiations until we get to the right price. "If there is a player to get from Chelsea, they will decide the price."

Source: ESA