Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has refused to retire just yet from the game.

The retired Ivory Coast international is set to be reunited with former Blues teammate Shaun Wright-Phillips at second tier United Soccer League(USL) in the United States Phoenix Rising, according to reports from The Sun.

The American League – much unlike their European counterparts – do not have promotion and relegation in their soccer system. This means there is no hope of moving to the top flight – the Major League Soccer where the Champions League winner has experience in.

Drogba played for Montreal Impact last season that ended in December yet the 38-year old is bent on defying odds and calls for his retirement as he seeks more club football.The striker has not played competitive football since December. There are links to roles in China and South America. There are also rumours that the player might return to Stamford Bridge for a coaching role with the academy or reserves.

If the player is offered a deal by Phoenix Rising and he accepts, he would line up alongside Wright-Phillips – who is rumoured to be feeding his interest in the USL. He would play in front of 6,000 fans that the club attracts on weekends.

On the other hand, the legend is reported by The Sun to be the man to lure RomeluLukaku from Everton to Chelsea this summer. Drogba is close friends with the Belgian so the club wants him to persuade the in-form 23-year old to return to the club.

Chelsea received £28 million from the Toffees for the player in 2014 but would have to match the current valuation of £70 million to get him. Lukaku has two years left on his current deal with Goodison Park. He rejected a salary of £140,000 per week and he is likely set to exit the club this summer.