Barcelona are seriously considering a shock move for Chelsea icon Didier Drogba.

Though a move to Shanghai Shenhua could be far more lucrative, the lure of playing alongside Lionel Messi and Co could prove irresistible for the Ivory Coast star.

A Barcelona source confirmed to The Sun: "What the team needs is an attacking player who has the presence and strength to trouble defenders.

"Drogba has that profile and is one of the players the club are looking at."