Juventus failed with a bumper deadline day contract offer for Chelsea legend Didier Drogba.

The London Evening Standard says Drogba rejected a deadline day offer from Juventus worth more than £4million a year to stay in China.

Juventus tested the 34-year-old's resolve to stay there, with sources in France claiming he was offered a two-year contract on the final day of the transfer window which would have made him their second highest paid player behind Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.

The Serie A champions were prepared to pay him around £76,000-a-week, plus a bonus of £400,000 if he played in 70 per cent of matches.

However, Drogba rejected the deal so Juventus signed Nicklas Bendtner on loan from Arsenal, only to publicly admit that the Dane was not their first choice.