Andre Villas-Boas braced for Milan bid

AC Milan are looking to bolster their attacking options in January by picking from a choice of Chelsea strikers according to The Sun.

Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka have been targeted by Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani as the possible replacements for Antonio Cassano who will be out for six months while recovering from minor heart surgery.

However Galliani has confirmed that it will only be a loan deal and that Drogba would be the preferred option. It is highly unlikely that Chelsea will allow the players to leave on loan as their contracts are both up at the end of the season and they could have a part to play at Stamford Bridge this season.

Galliani said: “If we sign a player, it will only be on a loan basis, until June.

“If Anelka continues to score, we will see. He is an important player, but I was in love with Drogba when he was at Olympique Marseille.”

The Blues are struggling for form this season and sit outside the top four and on the brink of going out of the Champions League at the group stage. Fellow strikers Fernando Torres, Daniel Sturridge and Romelu Lukaku are also vying for seemingly one spot in Andre Villas-Boas’ side and none of them have found any sort of form.

As Drogba and Anelka’s contracts both expire in May, it may be a permanent deal that Chelsea are looking for as Boas attempts to prove the doubters wrong and build his own side in West London.

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