Manchester City have joined the race to sign former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, according to the Daily Star.
The Ivory Coast international, who is currently without a club, has been strongly linked with a return to Stamford Bridge though his former employees are now set to face competition from the Premier League champions.
City manager Manuel Pellegrini is keen on bringing in a new striker having learnt that he will be without Alvaro Negredo for four months after the Spain international picked up a metatarsal injury.
Drogba hit a hundred Premier League goals during an eight year spell with Chelsea, with another fifty-seven coming in other competitions.
He won ten major honours with the London club, including three Premier League titles, four FA Cups and the Champions League.
His final kick for the club was the penalty that clinched victory against Bayern Munich in the 2012 final in the Allianz Arena.