Former Chelsea hitman offered chance of Indian adventure

The London Evening Standard are reporting that former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba could be on his way to the Indian Super League after being offered $1 million by La Liga side Atletico Madrid to turn out for their Indian franchise Atletico de Kolkata.

The 37-year-old announced he would be leaving the Blues for a second time at the end of last season and has now reportedly been offered a four-month deal by Atletico to play in the Indian Super League, which kicks off in October.

The deal put on the table by Atletico is $1 million plus bonuses, as well as all his living costs being paid for during his time in India. Drogba would be required to undertake pre-season training with Atletico de Kolkata – who won the inaugural ISL last year – before competing in the league from October to December.

ISL clubs must confirm their marquee players by the end of the month, although it is understood that Drogba remains undecided on whether or not to commit.

The Ivorian has also been linked with a move to MLS in the United States.