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Could Chelsea Legend Didier Drogba Really Be Heading to Napoli?

Could Chelsea Legend Didier Drogba Really Be Heading to Napoli?

He might be pushing 40, but Chelsea legend Didier Drogba appears to be on the cusp of an extraordinary move back to Europe with Serie A challengers Napoli.

The former Ivory Coast international is still playing in MLS for Canadian side Montreal Impact, where he’s played since 2015.

The 38-year-old looked to have played his last game for a club in this continent when he left Stamford Bridge back in 2015, but an injury to Napoli’s striker Arkadiusz Milik seems to have put Drogba in the frame to replace him.

Milik was signed for €35 million from Ajax in the summer after impressing at Euro 2016 with Poland and had scored seven goals in his first nine appearance for the club.

However, disaster struck last week when he injured his knee ligaments on international duty and will miss six months.

That leaves Napoli looking for a replacement, in the short-term at least.

And, according to Italian news outlet Calciomercato, Drogba fits the bill and is being seriously considered by the Napoli hierarchy.

The American season ends next month – so could the Champions League winner make an unlikely cameo in Naples until the end of the season?

We’re sure he’d love to try and add a Serie A winner’s medal to his list of honours…and what a beautiful part of the world!

What do you think?

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