The Sun says Abramovich made an embarrassing U-turn by sanctioning a move for the former Blues hero.
Drog, 34, was offered a six-month deal to the summer with a further one-year option for next season.
It was a blunt admission by Red Rom that his £50million golden boy Fernando Torres has flopped.
But Drogba turned down Rom’s offer and is set to join Turkish side Galatasaray today. The Turks can offer Drogba up to £6m AFTER tax plus the lure of Champions League football with a tie against German side Schalke in the last 16.