Man City target Drogba to replace Carlos Tevez

Manchester City’s Carlos Tevez looks to be heading to the exit of the Eastlands stadium in the summer and City’s management have identified Chelsea’s Didier Drogba as a good replacement for their Argentinian striker.

According to the Metro, Drogba will be offered a three-year deal by City’s owner Sheikh Mansour. With his Champions League experience the Ivorian will be valuable for City next season. Drogba is considered surplus to requirements for Chelsea who now have Fernando Torres on board and are looking get rid of older players.

A rumour that Tevez and Drogba could be swapped seems unlikely as Tevez seems keen on a move to La Liga or the Serie A. Inter Milan look to be the most likely destination for Tevez as they have been interested in the striker for some time to replace fellow Argentinian Milito up front. Real Madrid and Barcelona are also thought to be interested. Joining the latter would mean a reunion with Mascherano with whom he played at West Ham in the 2006-2007 season.

Although Drogba was thought to become second choice behind Torres this year, the Spaniard’s bad form has meant that Drogba has continued playing in many games with Torres appearing mostly as a substitute. However the Chelsea management believe that in the long run Drogba’s age will count against him and that he will have to move on eventually.

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