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Milan reveal Drogba interest

AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani says he would like to sign Chelsea striker Didier Drogba on loan in January.

Serie A champions Milan are short of attacking options, with forward Antonio Cassano sidelined for six months following heart surgery.

The club have been linked to Drogba before, and with the Ivory Coast international struggling to hold down a first-team place at Stamford Bridge, a temporary move to the San Siro could be possible.

“I have been in love with Drogba since he was playing with Marseille,” Galliani told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“It’s not a given that someone will come in January. If they do it will be on loan because I promised Cassano we will keep his place for him.”

Drogba has made seven appearances for Andre Villas Boas’ side this season, only managing to find the net once.

The powerful 33-year-old cut a frustrated figure in his last appearance against Queens Park Rangers, a match in which he was sent off before half-time.

Milan have also been linked with Drogba’s Chelsea teammate Nicolas Anelka and Manchester City forward Mario Balotelli.

Galliani has described Anelka as an important player, but concedes it would be ‘impossible’ for any Italian club to sign the in-form Balotelli at the moment.

Tue 15 November, 2011