Jose Mourinho has dismissed reports that Didier Drogba has no role to play at Chelsea following the arrival of Andrii Shevchenko from Milan.
“A lot of people were speaking about Andriy to come and Didier Drogba to go but that was never, never, never the idea,” Mourinho told Chelsea TV.
“They are two strikers with very different qualities.”
Drogba had previously stated that he wants to leave Stamford Bridge but the Chelsea boss said he had “no chance of leaving”.
Instead, Mourinho is hoping Drogba and Shevchenko can play alongside each other.
He added: “Andriy has creativity speed with the ball, movement, intelligence, he is an amazing player.
“Didier is strong, powerful, a fighter, fantastic in creating spaces for other people to score.
“Andriy has a lot of times played 4-4-2 in Milan like Chelsea do a lot of times with a diamond in midfield and two strikers.”