Club legend Didier Drogba will have his future decided by owner Roman Abramovich, according to Blues boss Jose Mourinho.
The striker made his return to Stamford Bridge last summer, two years after making his exit from the club.
The 37-year-old was initially signed to be a place-filler for the departures of Demba Ba and Fernando Torres.
However, heading into the closing weeks of the season, the Ivorian’s future still remains unclear, with reports suggesting that he will be able to take a coaching role for the west London outfit.
And Chelsea boss Mourinho says he’s leaving the decision of Drogba’s future to Abramovich.
“I didn’t speak with him [yet],” Mourinho said. “I think it belongs to him: what he feels, what he thinks.
“This is a club thing. This is a Mr Abramovich thing. Mr Abramovich wants him to do what he wants in the club, but it’s something Mr Abramovich has to tell him.
“He has to decide. But, obviously, he belongs to the history of this club. These guys are special players.”