DIDIER Drogba appears set to cut short his stay in China after an agent for the striker claimed he is in talks with Juventus and AC Milan.
The 34-year-old has reportedly failed to settle in China and agent, Carlos Arino Bajo, revealed he has an option to end his two-and-a-half year contract early.
"Didier has a termination agreement with the Chinese club and I think he has a lot of possibilities to move to Italy in January," he told tuttomercatoweb.com.
"There have been contacts with both clubs and next week we will hear from them again. He would love to compete in one of the world's best leagues, such as the Italian Serie A."
The link to Juventus is, however, at odds to comments made by boss Antonio Conte last month.
Conte ruled out an approach for Drogba, who scored the winning penalty in Chelsea's Champions League final success in May, despite reports the Serie A leaders were keen to sort out a deal.
The Ivory Coast striker has been training with Chelsea in the lead-up to the tournament after returning to Europe following the end of the Chinese season in early November.