Italian Serie A champions AC Milan are thought to be weighing up a transfer offer for Chelsea Striker Didier Drogba. The Italian champions could be without Antonio Cassano for six months after he underwent successful surgery on a minor heart defect. The Italian giants had also been linked with a move for blues outcast Nicholas Anelka. However, Milan’s vice president Gallini admits a move for Drogba is far more likely.
Gallini said: “If Cassano had not suffered this problem, we would not go to the market in the first place, but we will see. If he can recover quickly, we will not sign any striker in January. However, if we sign a player, it will only be on a loan basis, until June. If Anelka continues to score, we will see. He is an important player, but I was in love with Drogba when he was at Olympique Marseille.”
With Fernando Torres being first choice striker and stiff competition from youngsters Daniel Sturridge and Romelu Lukaku, while Salomon Kalou is another option for boss Andre Villas-Boas. With this vast array of striking quality at Chelsea the two have been struggling for game time and it is thought that both men may be looking to close the curtain on two successful careers at Chelsea.
With the uncertainty surrounding Anelka and Drogba AC Milan can obviously see a perfect replacement or temporary cover for their injured Cassano and should Drogba or Anelka continue to struggle at Chelsea it would seem they both would welcome a move away from Stamford Bridge.