The Guardian says Drogba was at Cobham yesterday but remains intent upon leaving the club before the new campaign. However, there has been no formal contact from potential suitors as yet. Milan remain favourites to sign the Ivorian striker, with Real Madrid also monitoring his situation, but the Rossoneri have suggested that the fee Chelsea are likely to seek, about £30m, is out of their reach.
"Didier Drogba is one of the players that Milan would like to employ, but he belongs to another club and is under contract," said Milan's sporting director, Umberto Gandini. "The two clubs have to talk to each other."