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.