Wednesday December 12 2012
Juve talk to Drogba, Llorente

The Gazzetta dello Sport believe Didier Drogba is Juventus’ identified transfer target for January, with Fernando Llorente set to follow in the summer.

The club have long been linked with a move in the market for a striker and apparently have plumped short term for former Chelsea man Drogba.

The Ivory Coast international is set to leave current Chinese outfit Shanghai Shenhua in January due their reported financial uncertainty.

Otherwise back in training with former club Chelsea until the Africa Cup of Nations in January, it is Juventus who are reportedly taking steps to secure the 34-year-old this winter and are believed already in talks with him.

However, Beppe Marotta’s offer of a one-and-a-half-year contract to take Drogba up to the end of the 2013-14 season has been met with the player’s request of a deal until June 2015. Even so, the striker is said to be ‘considering the offer carefully’.

Meanwhile, the Bianconeri are said to be in more advanced talks with Llorente, the Spain international who will be leaving Athletic Bilbao next summer on a Bosman.

Juve are understood to be close to agreeing a €4m net salary, four year contract with the 27-year-old, for his move next June.

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