Juventus have reportedly hit a snag in their efforts to sign Chelsea legend Didier Drogba on a free transfer. According to Italian source Tutto Mercato Web, the Turin giants’ offer of a lucrative two-year contract has so far failed to lure the 36-year-old to Serie A and his future remains up in the air.
The Ivory Coast icon is running down the final days of his deal at Turkish heavyweights Galatasaray and is thought to be keen to embark on a fresh challenge after missing out on the league title.
He has shown no interest in retiring despite his advancing years and is seemingly ready to bide his time in the hope of landing the best possible deal with what could be his final club. Serie A champions Juve had hoped to tie up the acquisition of targetman Drogba after improving their offer from a 12-month agreement to a two-year package, but as yet they have failed to land their man.
The ex-Marseille star shot to fame at Stamford Bridge, playing for Chelsea between 2004 and 2012.
His last kick for the side was the winning penalty in the Champions League final shoot-out against Bayern Munich, which saw them lift the European Cup for the first time in their history.