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MANCHESTER CITY are ready to make a £15million swoop for Chelsea bad-boy Didier Drogba.
Boss Mark Hughes made a firm inquiry about the Ivory Coast hitman in January and, although he was knocked back, the Londoners admitted a summer move was a possibility.
Now City want to push through a three-year deal, worth around £150,000 a week, as soon as the window reopens.
Hughes is desperate to recruit a powerful front man after cooling his interest in Blackburn’s Roque Santa Cruz.
Drogba’s Stamford Bridge future was up in the air even before last week’s foul-mouthed television rant following their Champions League KO.
There is a split within Chelsea over whether to keep him or not but City’s offer — for a 31-year-old who has been plagued by injury problems — would be hard to ignore.
The Source: (The Sun)
Of all the strikers linked with a move to Eastlands this one is perhaps the most likely. Didier Drogba’s days at Stamford Bridge do seem numbered and his outburst after the Barcelona match apparently angered Roman Abramovich to such an extent that a stay at the club is almost untenable.
Mark Hughes would be getting a striker with a great deal of experience and one who knows the Premier League inside out and would therefore be a better buy than some of the huge names mentioned in recent weeks. You can say what you want about the Ivorian’s attitude and penchant for falling to the floor at the merest touch but you can not deny he is a Premier League marksman to be feared as evidenced by his terrific scoring record at Chelsea, 83 goals in 169 starts.
Drogba to Man City: A deal that could well come to fruition.