Didier Drogba 'in negotiations' to play for Brazilian giants Corinthians

Didier Drogba celebrates after putting Chelsea a goal to the good
Image: Didier Drogba could be moving to play in Brazil

Didier Drogba could resume his playing career at Corinthians after the Brazil side revealed they are in talks with the former Chelsea striker.

The 38-year-old is out of contract after the completion of his contract with Montreal Impact in Major League Soccer.

Corinthians' sporting director Flavio Adauto told a press conference in Sao Paulo that negotiations between the club and the player were at an advanced stage.

"Corinthians were yesterday [Friday] informed of Drogba's demands which weren't excessive, and we've sent off a formal proposition to the player's agent saying that they've been accepted," Adauto said.

Chelsea's Didier Drogba (left) and Cesc Fabregas with the trophy during a parade to celebrate winning the Barclays Premier League, in London. PRESS ASSOCIA
Image: Drogba (left) won four Premier League titles with Chelsea

Drogba moved to Chelsea from Marseille in 2004, remaining at Stamford Bridge until 2012 then returning there for the 2014-2015 season.

A Champions League and four-time Premier League winner with the Blues, Drogba intimated last weekend that he is not averse to a return to Marseille's Stade Velodrome either.

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Ivory Coast captain at the 2006 and 2010 World Cup, he has also played for Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua and Galatasaray in Turkey.

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