AC Milan are regarded in Italy as favourites for Chelsea legend Didier Drogba.

Gazzetta dello Sport says Juventus have dropped out of the running to leave Milan a free run at the Ivorian.

Rossoneri chief Adriano Galliani will negotiate with the striker in person once he gets back from Brazil, where he is currently overseeing the sales of Robinho and Alexandre Pato.

Drogba is currently contracted to Shanghai Shenhua.