Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 1/23/13

PASADENA, CA - JULY 21: Man of the Match Didier Drogba #11 of Chelsea FC acknowledges a fan prior to their the World Football Challenge match against Inter Milan at the Rose Bowl on July 21, 2009 in Pasadena, California. Chelsea FC defeated Inter Milan 2-0. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
AC Milan head coach Massimiliano Allegri would gladly welcome Didier Drogba into his first team should the Rossoneri win the race for the Ivory Coast striker. Reports in Italy have suggested the former Chelsea forward, 34, is ready to terminate his contract with Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua after just seven months and return to Europe as soon as possible. Juventus are also interested in the Champions League-winning striker, who is reportedly asking for 10million euros in wages for an 18-month contract in Italy - four million for the rest of the current season and another six million before June 2014. Milan, meanwhile, have reached a financial impasse over a potential long-term loan deal for Real Madrid midfielder Kaka, with Manchester City's Mario Balotelli currently out of their price range at a reported fee of 28million euros (?23.5million). Quoted in the Gazzetta dello Sport, Allegri told Sky Italia: "Champions of his (Drogba) calibre are very welcome. (Vice-president Adrian...
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