Heâ€™s gone from the countryâ€™s most expensive signing to a misfiring misfit who’s struggling to command a transfer fee, but Andriy Shevchenko still has his admirers.
Thereâ€™s been rumours that his former club and Ukrainian champions, Dynamo Kiev, want him to return home â€“ as long as itâ€™s on loan.
Dynamo president, Igor Surkis, made remarks reported on the clubâ€™s website.
“I’m ready to pay his salary instead of the Chelsea board but I’m not ready to reimburse 45 million dollars (Â£22.5million) to Abramovich for him,â€ he said.
Itâ€™s a similar stance taken by another of his more fondly remembered clubs, AC Milan, who were willing to take him back for a fraction of the fee they extorted from Chelsea.
We kept waiting for him to come good last season, but it never happened â€“ so should Shevchenko be offered one more drink at the Last Chance Chelsea Saloon, or is it time to call last orders?