Manchester City are lining up a Ã‚Â£15 million move for unhappy Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, according to The Sun newspaper.
The Suneven goes as far to suggest that the move could also include a swap deal that will bring Man City star striker Robinho to the Stamford Bridge in return for Drogba.
The Citizens are in need of another top quality striker after new signing Jo has made a slow start to his Premier League campaign and boss Mark Hughes failed to sign Blackburn striker Roque Santa Cruz after Blackburn priced the Paraguayan at a rumoured Ã‚Â£40 million.
It is believed that Hughes has now turned his attention to Drogba after failing to land Kaka last week, and the Ivorian has fallen out of favour under manager Luiz Felipe Scolari. The striker has not been in the first-team squad for the clubs last two fixtures, fuelling speculation of a move away from the London club.
Scolari has publicly stated his admiration for striker Robinho and after only receiving Ã‚Â£15 million to spend in the transfer window the Brazilian manager will look to sweeten the deal with other Chelsea misfits Alex and Salomon Kalou or Florent Malouda in order to capture Robinho.
However, any potential move could hit a stumbling block due to FIFA’s ruling which prevents a player turning out for three separate clubs in a season. Robinho turned out for former club Real Madrid in the Supercopa de Espana which is similar to the English FA Community Shield as well as Manchester City this season.
Chelsea would appeal to FIFA in hope that they could argue that the Supercopa is more of a friendly, rather than a competitive fixture should any potential move materialise.
Source: The Sun
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