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AC Milan Confirm Interest In Signing Chelsea Striker Didier Drogba

Serie A giants want Stamford Bridge veteran.

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AC Milan vice president Adriano Galliani says he would like to sign Chelsea striker Didier Drogba on loan in January.

The Italian giants are short up front after Antonio Cassano was ruled out for six months following heart surgery.

Galliani would also like to sign Nicolas Anelka or Mario Balotelli but admits Drogba is his first choice.

“I have been in love with Drogba since he was playing with Marseille,” Galliani told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

The San Siro club have made a solid start to Serie A this season and lie in third – just one point behind early pace-setters Lazio and Udinese.

They have scored 31 goals in their 10 league matches so far but Cassano’s illness has left them short on options.

SOURCE: BBC Sport

Given that Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas is attempting to set about a transition from Chelsea old guard to a new Stamford Bridge generation one wonders what the future holds for Didier Drogba. The Ivory Coast international has had an unhappy start to the campaign, suffering injury against Norwich City, being out of the first team picture and sent off at QPR and perhaps the 33 year old is ready for a new challenge.

Chelsea have a number of attacking options and the likes of Juan Mata, Daniel Sturridge and Romelu Lukaku appear to be part of the West London club’s long term future and Fernando Torres, though off form is a player Villas-Boas still has some faith in and therefore Nicolas Anelka, Drogba and Salomon Kalou may be on their way out.

AC Milan probably do need some short term cover up front but Chelsea are more likely to be looking at permanent deals and not temporary ones.

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