Ivory coast:Is Didier Drogba heading for Brazil?

The Ivorian international striker Didier Drogba, 38, is in advanced talks for a move to the Brazilian club of Corinthians Paulista, Jeune Afrique reports.

Drogba has not been affiliated to a club since December when he left Canadian side Impact de Montreal. Now, he could be donning a Corinthians Paulista’s jersey for the 2017 season.

The Ivorian had preferred a return to Olympique de Marseille where he rose to stardom during the 2003-2004 season, but coach Rudi Garcia did not welcome the prospect, the newspaper says.

Jeune Afrique quotes a close connection of Drogba as saying:

For some time now, talks have been going on with the Brazilians of Corithians for a contract of six to 12 months. Drogba had been waiting for a response who seemed favourable.”

Didier Drogba announced his retirement from international football two years ago.

The former Chelsea striker scored 65 goals in 104 appearances for Ivory Coast over a 12-year period.

He played in three World Cups.

By Agencies

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