Montreal Impact striker Didier Drogba could be set for a shock loan move to the Serie A, with Bologna interested in taking him on a temporary transfer, according to the Mirror.
The MLS takes its winterly break in the next few weeks, meaning Drogba is free to leave if he wishes, and with European leagues still in full flow, he could complete a temporary move in order to keep up his match fitness.
The Ivorian left England over the summer, ending his second spell at Chelsea and agreeing a contract with the MLS side.
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Since moving over to America, the 37-year-old has been in fine form, scoring 12 goals in 12 games and despite entering his latter days as a player, he could still prove effective for a European club.
Joey Saputo, owner of both Montreal Impact and Bologna, wants to lure the Ivorian to Italy for a few months in order to help them with their Serie A campaign.
Saputo is confident that, despite his age, Drogba would still be a valuable asset and help them during a tough campaign.
After 11 games, Bologna sit 18th in the table with just three wins and eight losses, three points off the bottom of the table.
There were some reports suggesting Drogba could return to former club and Premier League champions Chelsea during the MLS break, but the west Londoners have ruled out a third spell for the striker at Stamford Bridge.