Juventus are ready to double the length of their original contract offer to Chelsea legend Didier Drogba in an attempt to see off competition for the Galatasaray striker. According to Mediaset, the Turin giants are now willing to give the 36-year-old a two-year deal, having initially put together a 12-month package.
He is running down the final days of his stay with the Turkish heavyweights and is believed to be ready to embark on another challenge in his decorated career, having failed to win the league title under the guidance of boss Roberto Mancini last season. Serie A champions Juve are leading the race for his summer signature but are aware of the fact that other European teams have expressed an interest in securing his services and are willing to compete with lucrative offers of their own.
To this end, according to the report, the Italians will look to tempt the Ivory Coast icon with a longer contract. Former Marseille hitman Drogba made his name at Chelsea, for whom he starred between 2004 and 2012.
His last contribution for the west London outfit was the winning penalty in the memorable Champions League final shoot-out against Bayern Munich, which saw the Blues lift the European Cup for the first time in their history.