Chelsea FC Great Urges Guus Hiddink To Resign Former Striker


Chelsea FC great Didier Drogba has requested Guus Hiddink to sign Romelu Lukaku in the winter transfer window.

Former Chelsea striker and club legend Didier Drogba has urged interim manager Guus Hiddink to resign Romelu Lukaku, who was let go by Jose Mourinho in 2014. According to the Daily Star, Drogba has spoken personally with Hiddink in a bid to convince the Dutchman to make Lukaku his first signing in January.

Drogba, who is currently playing for MLS outfit Montreal Impact, has been strongly linked with rejoining Chelsea as a member of their coaching staff and sat between Hiddink and Roman Abramovich during last weekend’s 3-1 win over Sunderland at Stamford Bridge.

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The Ivorian, who is a big fan of the Belgian striker, has remained close with Lukaku since their days in West London and the Everton striker has credited Drogba for his fine run of form. Speaking to the same paper, Lukaku reiterated his admiration for the King.

"Didier is my idol and he knows it. I still speak to him. He gives me tips all the time. Me and Didier, we have had a really special relationship since day one."

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Speculation that Chelsea are in the market for a new striker has been fuelled by recent poor performances from Diego Costa, and reports suggest that Atletico Madrid are lining up a bid to bring the forward back to his old club. Even after his two goals against Watford on Saturday, Costa only has six goals in 25 appearances this season. The striker has also become unpopular among the fans, with some targeting him for his role in the sacking of manager Jose Mourinho.

Rumours had in fact surfaced during the summer claiming that Costa was more than open to a return to the Vicente Calderon. While they were widely dismissed by the majority of Chelsea supporters at the time, the allegations that the forward was unsettled now appear increasingly grounded.

Lukaku, in comparison, is having a far better season. The Belgian has 16 goals so far this term and also became the first Everton player to score in eight successive games since 1954.

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He played just three times under Mourinho during his time at Chelsea (they were all as a substitute) before he was shipped off to Everton for £28 million. If rumours are to be believed, Chelsea would have to spend £32 million to re-sign their former striker in January, as the Blues look for a spark to reignite their poor season.