The best bits of gossip doing the rounds today.
Shanghai Shenhua in talks to sign Chelsea striker Didier Drogba
By all accounts the side that already nabbed Nicolas Anelka is now looking to bring in another Blues striker and is said to be ready to offer the Ivory Coast striker a huge contract. Currently on international duty at the African Nations Cup, the 33 year old has had an up and down season this term and may well feel that a move away from Stamford Bridge would make sense at this juncture.
Andre Villas-Boas is clearly planning for the long term future, having signed Juan Mata and Romelu Lukaku as well as giving young England under 21 international Daniel Sturridge an extended run in the first team, therefore he could be willing to listen to offers for Drogba, who will be out of contract at the end of the season anyway.
Full story: Metro
Bundesliga side Hannover are keen on Man United striker Mame Biram Diouf and Sir Alex Ferguson will probably not lose any sleep about offers for the 24 year old given that the Senegal international is some way down the Old Trafford pecking order.
After spending last term at Blackburn Rovers the former Molde man has not played a single minute of Premier League football thus far this season and given that Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez, Danny Welbeck, Dimitar Berbatov and Michael Owen are ahead of Diouf it seems unlikely that the Dakar born forward is going to make it at Man United.
Full story: Sky Sports