Blues miss out on re-signing former striker.
Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has reportedly agreed to sign a two-year contract with Serie A giants Juventus, according to Italian source Tuttosport.
The 36-year-old, who had also been linked with Roma, is expected to complete his move to the Italian champions after this summer’s World Cup after making the decision to quit Turkish side Galatasaray.
This will come as a blow for Chelsea, who had harboured hopes of bringing back their former star, whose last kick of a ball for the club was the winning penalty in their 2012 Champions League final victory over Bayern Munich.
With Jose Mourinho still short of quality options upfront, Drogba had emerged as a target for the Blues again this summer after becoming available on a free transfer, but it now seems that Juventus have won the race for his signature.
Other big names have also been linked with moves to Stamford Bridge in recent times, while the £32m signing of Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid is widely thought to be all but completed.
Drogba made over 300 appearances for Chelsea during his eight years with the club, scoring 157 goals in that time, and, despite his age, he still looks more than comfortable at the top level after impressing in his year-and-a-half spell with Galatasaray.
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