Chelsea Captain John Terry is eager for Didier Drogba to stay next season, according to the Sky Sports website.
The 37-year-old is keen to carrying on playing but with no new deal on the table yet he may have to leave Chelsea for a second time to do so.
Terry said, “He’s been great because he’s had to be patient. Ideally he would have liked a bit more game-time.
“But Diego hit the ground running, scoring a lot of goals. But Didier’s experience and the way he speaks before the games, after defeats when you’re down and you need an old head to help.
“At times we’ve been worried after defeats and he’s said that it happens and we’ll bounce back and be all right. When you hear that from someone like him, everyone takes it on board.
“Let’s hope he’s in the camp next season. He’s got a massive part to play on and off the field. He’s shown that on the field but off the field he really has got a massive part to play.”