The Milanese side in pole for the 34-year-old striker…
Milan seem to have moved ahead of Juventus in the race to sensationally sign former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba.
The 34-year-old is reportedly unhappy at current club Shanghai Shenhua and is looking to engineer a move back to Europe and the Champions League, with many of the continent’s top sides keen on his signature.
But according to Italian newspaper La Gazetta dello Sport, Milan are leading the race for the former Chelsea striker, with top names Pato and Robinho both on their way out of the San Siro to help raise the funds for the Ivorian international.
Talks for Brazilian midfielder Robinho are still on-going, with both Santos and Atletico Mineiro chasing the former Manchester City man. However, it has been rumored that he is set to join former side Santos on 2 January. Meanwhile, Pato will officially sign a €15 milion contract with Corinthians 24 hours later.
In case nothing goes wrong, Drogba may return to European and Champions League football at the San Siro.
In addition to a possible move, former Italy coach Marcelo Lippi has said that Drogba would be a suitable replacement for the outgoing Robinho and Pato.
“If Robinho and Alexandre Pato really are leaving Milan, then I’d see Drogba doing better for the Rossoneri than Juventus,” Lippi told GdS. “He would be a precious addition to the squad both in Serie A and the Champions League. In technical terms, he’d form a great partnership with El Shaarawy.”
Didier Drogba will lead a vastly experienced Ivory Coast at the Africa Cup of Nations next month and if joins will miss few weeks of club’s action.