Juventus are close to striking a deal for Shanghai Shenhua striker Didier Drogba. Drogba is back in Europe training with Chelsea as he prepares for Ivory Coast's African Nations Cup campaign.

Tuttosport says Juve are now close to striking terms.

Drogba had requested a two-and-a-half-year contract and Juve originally sought a six-month loan, but it seems they have reached an agreement for an 18-month deal instead.