AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani is expected to enter talks with Didier Drogba later this week.
Gazzetta dello Sport says Galliani expects to sell Alexandre Pato to Corinthians for €15 million tomorrow and then will switch his attention to Drogba.
With Juventus dropping out of the running, Milan are confident they can bring Drogba to Italy this month.
The Ivorian's camp are already in talks about a release from his contract at Shanghai Shenhua and is seeking a deal in Europe to 2014.
Galliani wants to know the Chelsea legend's exact demands before making a concrete offer, but will push to bring Drogba to Milan if the terms are affordable.For all the latest football news go to tribalfootball.com.