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Didier Drogba in talks with MLS club over potential move

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Didier Drogba is in talks over a move to the MLS with an unnamed club, rumoured to be Chicago Fire.

The Ivorian, 37, is a free agent after leaving Chelsea at the end of last season.

Reports suggested Inter Milan were interested in signing him but Drogba told FCInter1908 that he wasn't "aware of that situation". 

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Inter Interest?

"Inter are a great club, and certainly if they were to contact me I'd gladly listen to their offer, but I'm currently in talks with an MLS club. Inter could be an option if they are really interested in me."

Drogba scored 164 goals in 381 appearances for Chelsea over a two-year spell and won every domestic honour with the Blues and was the hero in May 2012 when they beat Bayern Munich on penalties to finally land Europe's biggest prize, the Champions League.

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A short spell at Chinese side Shanghai Shenua followed where he linked up with former Chelsea teammate Nicolas Anelka before Drogba headed back to Europe and joined Galatasaray, winning one league title and one Turkish Super Cup.

He joined Chelsea again last season on a one-year deal, scoring seven goals and helping them win a fourth Premier League title and the League Cup.

High Profile Players

If Drogba signs for the MLS club he will be one of a number of high-profile stars to make the move Stateside in recent months.Premier League legends Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard are with New York City and LA Galaxy respectively, whilst former Italy World Cup winner Andrea Pirlo will be joining Lampard in New York, where former Spain striker David Villa is already playing. 

Brazil midfielder Kaka is also currently playing in the MLS, he is the captain at Orlando City.

Chicago Fire are yet to confirm any ongoing talks with Drogba and it is also thought that Montreal Impact are interested in the striker.

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