AC MILAN vice-president Adriano Galliani has refused to rule out January moves for Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka after Carlo Ancelotti recommended both Chelsea strikers to the Italian giants.
Ancelotti, who was sacked as Blues boss this summer and also spent eight years in charge at the San Siro, was quoted this week saying Drogba (33) and Anelka (32) - whose contracts expire at the end of the season - would fit in "very well" at Milan.
The Rossoneri, who have also been linked with Manchester City star Mario Balotelli, are in the market for a forward after Italian Antonio Cassano was ruled out for six months following heart surgery.
Galliani has admitted the club would consider signing Drogba or Anelka, initially on loan, when the transfer window reopens.
"Ancelotti understands football," Galliani said. "Perhaps we will take them both. If we did it would be a loan because I promised to keep a place for Cassano. Anelka is a major player but I have been in love with Drogba since he played in Marseille."
Meanwhile, Chelsea were today forced to condemn more alleged racism by their own fans following claims one of them called striker Daniel Sturridge a "monkey".
The incident is said to have occurred during the Blues' 1-1 Champions League draw at Genk, the same game in which some of their travelling support chanted abuse directed at QPR's Anton Ferdinand.
The Blues have received a complaint from a Chelsea fan against a fellow supporter who was sat in the exclusive ¤100-a-seat section.
The unnamed fan allegedly shouted, "They are bringing on the monkeys", when Sturridge came off the bench and is also alleged to have joined in the Ferdinand chants.