AC Milan manager Max Allegri would be interested in signing former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba during the January transfer window as the Ivorian is a 'great champion'.

Drogba is currently on international duty at the Africa Cup of Nations but has been linked with a transfer away from Shanghai Shenhua only six months after moving to China.

The 34-year-old left Chelsea last summer after eight years at Stamford Bridge; choosing to take on a new challenge in Shanghai rather than extend his stay in west London.

But reports of financial problems with his new club has led to speculation that the Chelsea legend could return to European football, and AC Milan has been touted as a potential destination for the Ivory Coast international.

A deal for Drogba would certainly be one Allegri would pursue given the opportunity, particularly following the departure of Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Paris Saint-Germain in the summer transfer window.

"I would obviously be satisfied if Drogba were to join Milan, just as I would be happy if any other champions would sign for Milan. The bigger the player, the better for the team," Allegri told Sky Sport 24.

"There is not much to discuss when it comes to great champions, especially when an individual would add something to the entire club.

"This is a decision the club has to make, though. The current strategy is working fine. We have to take the economical situation in Italy into account when we do something."

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