We want Drogba, admits MLS boss
Published 10:15 02/02/12 By MirrorFootball
Didier Drogba is a target for Chicago Fire, the MLS side's head coach has revealed.
The Chelsea striker was wanted by Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua in the transfer window, who were reportedly willing to offer him more than £200,000 a week to join his former Blues team-mate Nicolas Anelka at the club.
The 33-year-old rejected Shenhua's overtures and eventually decided to stay at Stamford Bridge until the end of the season, when his contract expires.
At that point he would be free to sign for another club for nothing, and Chicago Fire boss Frank Klopas has admitted he would like to bring Drogba in as one of the club's designated players.
"If there's a DP [designated player] that's out there that can fit in with our team, we're always open to it," Klopas told Goal.com. "Drogba? Of course, yes, [the Fire would be interested]," he said. "There's talks but would he really come and what would it take?"
Drogba has made 17 appearances for Chelsea this season, scoring six goals.