Manchester City are making a move this week to trump Chelsea for free agent Didier Drogba. City need to find cover for Alvaro Negredo, who has a metatarsal injury which could sideline him for the first-half of the season.

The Daily Star says it is understood Pellegrini could turn to veteran star Drogba as he looks to lure a top class goalscorer to the Etihad Stadium..

Former Chelsea star Drogba is considering a return to Stamford Bridge after leaving Galatasaray at the end of last season.

He is understood to have a number of options on the table and will make a decision on his future this week.

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