Didier Drogba has said he would consider a return to Chelsea if Jose Mourinho came calling for him but suggested he could still extend his Galatasaray contract.

Drogba, who helped Chelsea to become European champions before leaving for Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua in 2012, is set for a reunion with his former club when the Blues visit Istanbul in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday.

The 36-year-old is out of contract in the summer and, asked by the Daily Mail if he could return to the Premier League, he replied: “If, and I say if, by any chance it could happen, it would only be with one team.

“My contract ends this summer and then I will decide what is the best solution for me, but I had a great time at Chelsea and if Jose was saying, “Didier, I want you to come back”, I would think about it.”

However, he said in The Sun: “There has been no approach from the club, so there is no need to speak about it. It is just rumours.”

Drogba, scored 157 goals for Chelsea after signing from Marseille in 2004, has been linked with a player-coach role at Stamford Bridge and reportedly also has offers from MLS sides, but told the BBC that he may stay in Turkey.