The AC Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri has indicated that he would be glad to see the presence of the striker Didier Drogba at the club.

The Ivory Coast international is currently at the Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua after leaving Chelsea on a free transfer at the end of the last season. He helped the Premier league club lift the Champions League title for the first time in their history, and he is still regarded as one of the best strikers in the world. Even though Drogba is 34 years of age, he has managed to keep himself fit and still has plenty of years left in him.

AC Milan had been struggling a lot without the lack of prolific strikers in the Italian league. The presence of the youngster Stephan El Shaarawy has not been able to compensate for the loss of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, while the recent loss of Alexandre Pato only adds to the struggles for the team. Milan have identified Drogba as a potential transfer target in January given that the striker is keen to return to Europe. Many clubs like Juventus and Chelsea were linked with him a few weeks ago, but they have dropped out of the running. Allegri, though, has indicated that Drogba will make for a great signing.

“Champions of his (Drogba) calibre are very welcome. (Vice-president Adriano) Galliani will know if the deal is feasible. I’m calm, the club is just thinking about what could help us out and what we could do about it. A player like Drogba would certainly improve both the technical level and self-esteem of the team. We’ll see what the club are able to do, otherwise we’ll carry on as we are, looking to have a good second half of the season because that is our objective,” said Allegri.

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