Italians back in the hunt to sign former Chelsea striker.
Twenty-four hours after coach Antonio Conte ruled out a move for former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, a move could be back on after Juventus general manager Giuseppe Marotta revealed the club are interested in a deal.
Drogba, currently with Shanghai Shenhua in the Chinese Super League after making a free transfer move from Chelsea in the summer following the Champions League success, was linked with both Juventus and AC Milan after his representatives initiated contact with the two Serie A clubs.
But, on Saturday, Conte ruled Juventus out of the running to sign the Ivory Coast international when stating: “I’ve never asked the club to sign Drogba and they haven’t proposed him to me either.”
But Marotta has revealed that Juventus are very much interested in signing the 34-year-old, who is with his country at the African Cup of Nations, during the January transfer window.
“You always explore your options and that’s what we have done regarding Drogba,” Marotta told Domenica Sportiva. “We have noted his availability.
“We will now find out whether his financial demands are compatible with what we can offer. After that the matter will be further discussed with the coach. It’s only normal that a club like Juventus are looking to strengthen as we want to win the Champions League again. It’s not easy to find a solution that makes sense financially, too.”
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