By: Tom Witham
AC Milan are gearing up to launch a transfer raid on Chelsea, with up to five Blues stars wanted by the Italian giants.
According to talkSPORT, strikers Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka are among the sought-after players.
Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has drawn up a list of eight names that he will try to bring to the San Siro this summer.
It also includes fellow Stamford Bridge stars Michael Essien, Salomon Kalou and Alex, as well as Bayern Munich duo Bastian Schweinsteiger and Arjen Robben and Real Madrid's Kaka.
New Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas is said by the news source to be keen on Porto forward Radamel Falaco, perhaps freeing the likes of Drogba and Anelka to leave west London.
Sources in Italy believe Galliani is ready to test Chelsea's resolve by submitting a bid for the pair, with the vice-president more confident of landing Anelka.
Milan enjoyed a successful season last time out – winning Serie A ahead of local rivals Inter – and Galliani wants to keep them at the head of the game.