According to L’Equipe, the two Eastern Conference sides are understood to be strongly considering a move for the Cote d’Ivoire striker and are set for a transfer tussle to acquire the Pensioners great.
At this point, it can be expected that one of them will succeed, with the French source reporting that the forward has long wanted to end his career in Major League Soccer.
Drogba has had offers from Qatar, but has refused approaches to move to the nation’s Stars League, as he has held out hope for a move to the States.
Kaka’s side Orlando City Soccer Club—one of the league’s new franchises—had been linked with a move for the forward, although it now appears that Montreal and Chicago are in the driving seat.
However, both sides may yet face competition from Serie A heavyweights Inter Milan, with the forward admitting that a move to join Roberto Mancini’s Lombardy heavyweights would also appeal [talkSPORT].
Drogba returned to Chelsea last summer as Jose Mourinho sought offensive reinforcements at Stamford Bridge; he originally left west London in 2012, but returned after stints with Shanghai Shenhua and Galatasaray.
Now 37, the forward didn’t have the same impact last term as he managed in his maiden spell at Chelsea, but he still made 28 outings in the Premier League—scoring four goals and contributing one assist—as Mourinho’s side won the EPL title.
That was the Ivorian’s fourth Premier League crown, while he also lifted four FA Cups, three League Cups, the Champions League and two Charity Shields with the Blues.