Drogba tipped for Juventus or Roma

Didier Drogba

It is being suggested in Italy that former Chelsea marksman Didier Drogba is being considered by Juventus and Roma.

At the age of 36, Didier Drogba could make his first foray into Serie A as Juventus and Roma are said to be weighing up making offers.

The Ivorian has been offered a new one-year deal by Turkish side Galatasaray in an attempt to prevent him becoming a free agent, but Drogba appears to be ready to move on.

The ex-Chelsea striker gave an emotional address to fans after Galatasaray's last game of the season and the signs are that he is searching for one last adventure as a player.

It has been suggested that Chelsea could offer Drogba a return but other clubs have also been linked with him such as Liverpool and various Major League Soccer sides.

But in Italy it is being reported that Juventus and Roma could pounce if the clubs' sporting directors decide it would be a sensible choice.

Juventus have tracked Drogba in the past and whether or not the Old Lady make an approach will be decided by Antonio Conte's opinion of him.

Having committed to the club for another year, Conte is expected to try and assemble a squad capable of winning the Champions League. 

While the Bianconeri boss seems keen to sign younger players, which is a potential stumbling block to Patrice Evra's move, he could be tempted to use Drogba sparingly and as an extra asset in Europe.

Drogba demonstrated to Juventus how dangerous he can be when he set up the goal by Wesley Sneijder as Galatasaray eliminated the Turin outfit from the Champions League this season and the continued form of Andrea Pirlo is an example of how valuable a player can be in his mid-30s.

It has also been suggested that Drogba's international teammate Gervinho is determined to bring him to Roma.

The Giallorossi's main priority this summer is to find a proven goal scorer and they may not have the budget to compete for in-demand players such as alleged target Jackson Martinez.

However, Drogba's wage bill could be a problem with Roma having a policy on salaries that is stricter than most other Serie A sides.

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