Chelsea forward Didier Drogba has intimated that he is ready to leave the west London club at the end of the season after learning that Milan are interested in gaining the players signature.
Drogba’s contract runs out at the end of the season and the Ivory Coast international would be available on a free transfer. This allows sides from outside of England to begin negotiations in January and it seems Italy could be his destination.
French newspaper Le Sport 10, believes that Drogba has told his agent to inform Chelsea that he no longer wants to remain at the club, despite manager Andre Villa-Boas wanting to offer him another a one year deal.
Also, according to the same newspaper, Milan offered Drogba a six-month contract with an option for another season, and if he proves his worth Milan may offer him a new two-year contract.
Marseille had hoped to resign their former striker at the end of the season but it seems he will now look to further extend his career playing in Serie A.
Drogba has been with Chelsea since 2004 and has scored more than 100 goals in his time with the club, winning three Premier League titles and three FA Cups.
However, he has seen Chelsea bring in a number of alternatives with Daniel Sturridge, Fernando Torres and Romelu Lukaku all now pushing the striker for a place in the starting XI.
Milan are looking to strengthen their squad after learning that Antonio Cassano will be sidelined for a number of months after having heart surgery.