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Man City are keen to sign Didier Drogba, according to reports, and Chelsea's interest in Robinho could mean a swap deal is on the cards.

Two British newspapers today report that Mark Hughes has turned his attentions to Drogba following the collapse of the club's move for Milan's Kaka. The Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari is thought to be prepared to let players go at the right price and Drogba has not been in his last two matchday squads.

Robinho's future remains somewhat clouded following his recent fallout with Hughes and Chelsea, who missed out to Manchester City when the player moved from Real Madrid in the summer, are reported to be interested in a swap deal for the Brazillian.

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://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2009/ja...helsea-robinho

Didier Drogba is next on Manchester City’s hit-list after their bungled attempt to sign Kaka - and they have told Chelsea to name their price.

City, who confirmed on Wednesday that Nigel de Jong had joined them from Hamburg for £15million, are determined to make at least one more significant signing this month.

Drogba has emerged as a rival for the centre forward position, after another bid for Blackburn’s Roque Santa Cruz was rejected.

City offered £15m, paid up front, for Santa Cruz, but have again been turned down by Rovers, who want £3m more.

Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari last week admitted he is prepared to sell

players at the right price and City are ready to match his valuation if there is an indication that a deal can be done.

Drogba was axed from Chelsea’s last two squads - for the FA Cup replay success at Southend last week and the 2-1 win over Stoke on Saturday - however, he is expected to return against Ipswich in the FA Cup this weekend.

Drogba, 30, aware of City’s interest as well as that of his former club Marseille, has

scored only one League goal this season.

Scolari lost patience with him after a lame display in the 3-0 mauling at Manchester United and he was dropped and made to train with the reserves.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/...e.html?ITO=1490

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If they want a swap deal, let them keep Robinho. I much rather have Sturridge, that lad is a gem in the making. Excellent vision, full of tricks and has a beauty of a shot.

HAHA can't help but laugh at The Sun giving blatant disregard to Robinho's statements. His latest being about how well he gets on with Hughes. You must remember the saga you had with him at Real Madrid. If he was unhappy he would not mix his words.

A swap for Drogba? I think you would be throwing at least 20 million on top as well. f**k me the sun are funny.

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I don't see it happening. Drogba likes money as much as anybody but he's 30 and wants to win trophies now, not join the "project" that may or may not work out in a few years. Plus, he had won everything in England and is likely to look elsewhere for new challenge. Inter or AC Milan seem like likely destinations.

I seriously doubt City would entertain the idea, either. Robinho is 24, easily their best player and most valuable asset who has only arrived few months ago. Losing him would mean they're back to square one in their plans of world domination or whatever it is those camel cowboys are about.

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Swap Drogba for Sturridge and Michael Johnson now plus about £5m cash. Both emerging young English talents and will not rock the apple-cart by not playing every game this season.

We can defer Robinho signing to the Summer - if we still want him - and if we do, part-exchange him with Alex plus £15m cash.

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Swap Drogba for Sturridge and Michael Johnson now plus about £5m cash. Both emerging young English talents and will not rock the apple-cart by not playing every game this season.

We can defer Robinho signing to the Summer - if we still want him - and if we do, part-exchange him with Alex plus £15m cash.

would love sturridge at chelsea and I can't understand why citeh want to let michael johnston go. especially so cheap

but neither at the expense of drogba. the guy is still the best. he just needs scolari to give him a big hug and tell him that instead of leaving him to languish out of the squad. rediculous man management if you ask me

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Yes, a hug from my boss always works for me as well :D I really hope you meant that metaphorically, Sexelk.

I get the impression Drogba doesn't want to perform at his best for us anymore. No amount of man management (whatever form that may take) will solve that. We've seen it before, when he was at Marseille, wanting a transfer to....

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Yes, a hug from my boss always works for me as well :rolleyes: I really hope you meant that metaphorically, Sexelk.

I get the impression Drogba doesn't want to perform at his best for us anymore. No amount of man management (whatever form that may take) will solve that. We've seen it before, when he was at Marseille, wanting a transfer to....

i bet jose hugged him all the time :wub:

like lamps said last week alienatin him isn't going to help

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i bet jose hugged him all the time :rolleyes:

like lamps said last week alienatin him isn't going to help

Hughes was just on SSN and refused to rule out a move for Drogba.

I would be delighted with his signing.

You wont get Robinho though. 32.5 million before he was proven in the league. We wont sell for less and you wouldn't stump up that figure 5 months ago. No chance.

As for Johnson, you are welcome to him. Constantly drunk with no desire to get fit anytime soon. shame because he could of been great.

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HAHA can't help but laugh at The Sun giving blatant disregard to Robinho's statements. His latest being about how well he gets on with Hughes. You must remember the saga you had with him at Real Madrid. If he was unhappy he would not mix his words.

Sorry to break it to you, bluemoon, but if you haven't realised it yet, Robinho is a liar and a moaner. Back in Real, he sulked and whined just to get a transfer to us. Days before you went in and bought him, he had a post on his personal website with a press conference declaration in which he said he feels absolutely hopeless and that his mind is already with Chelsea. There were numerous reports he cried in front of Calderon as the saga went on. A day after the transfer the same website said he was hoping he could score against us in his first game, which he did, pointing to the Man City badge. Some principles, er

He will say anything that suits him and he can bend any story to escape blame. So forgive me for not believing anything that comes out of his gob.

As too the swap story, there aren't that many Chelsea fans who would want him with us. We need a quality player upfront and that he is, but he has proven to be a whining sod and I would be very gutted to see him wear the Royal Blue.

We do agree on the sun, though. Waste of paper and energy.

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So he did leave without permission eh? I must admit, if he was at Chelsea and wanted to fly home to Brazil at this stage in the season I'd shove his flippin contract in his face and tell him no. Deal with it.

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Robinho went on strike at Santos to get his desired move to Madrid. We all remember what he was doing all last summer to break free from Real's clutches and get a better contract somewhere else. His partying lifestyle and lack of discipline are well documented,too.

Given his personal history I doubt Robinho'll be intimidated by his new employers and he knows very well they can't afford to alienate him at this particular point in time. He is their golden boy, a proof, if you will, of their ambitions, so losing him would be a disaster for City. He'll have his way there and Hughes is on a borrowed time, anyway.

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HAHA can't help but laugh at The Sun giving blatant disregard to Robinho's statements. His latest being about how well he gets on with Hughes. You must remember the saga you had with him at Real Madrid. If he was unhappy he would not mix his words.

Aargh but he also said that he had permission from the club to go to Brazil didn't he?. If that were the case then why has Hughes today said that

will wait until Robinho returns from Brazil before deciding whether to take disciplinary action.

closely followed by

"Robby left without permission, he felt he had personal things to address," Hughes told BBC Radio Manchester.

I think we all surely know by now not to believe the media, football players or football managers!

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If those are Hughes' actual words Robinho will pay penalty. I think they will hold off some his salary that's it. And maybe Hughes puts him on bench at City's next game that is it. He is not going to be sold or transferred as Robinho has been quite good this season with 11 goals.

He is moody and selfish just like Drogs but I don't care if a player is selfish just as long as they perform at high level on the pitch.

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I seem to remember Drogba saying a while back how he found the influx of money at Chelsea 'revolting' and cited this as being one of the reasons he didn't want to join us. It would be interesting to see which way the land lies if City do make a serious bid for him.

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Aargh but he also said that he had permission from the club to go to Brazil didn't he?. If that were the case then why has Hughes today said that

will wait until Robinho returns from Brazil before deciding whether to take disciplinary action.

closely followed by

"Robby left without permission, he felt he had personal things to address," Hughes told BBC Radio Manchester.

I think we all surely know by now not to believe the media, football players or football managers!

Its a confusing one that is for sure. what I know is that robinho asked for permission last week to go home, he felt that permission was granted and when Hughes told him other wise, he buggered off anyway.

There is obviously an issue at home that robinho felt needed dealing with, Hughes wants to know the ins and outs before taking any decisions. Fair enough really. No way will he be benched for the Newcastle game. we could close up on the european spaces and distance ourselves from the likes of Newcastle. Its a big game for us and one that could shape the remainder of the season.

The fact is, we are in Tenerife on a mid season break. Its hardly going to damage us. we don't play until wednesday. If we had a game on saturday I would be fuming. Robinho has been brilliant this season for us, he just needs to know he can't get away with this type of sh*t. It was a stupid move given the circumstances.

The media are blowing it way out of proportion mainly due to the kaka stuff.

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No way will he be benched for the Newcastle game. we could close up on the european spaces and distance ourselves from the likes of Newcastle. Its a big game for us and one that could shape the remainder of the season.

The fact is, we are in Tenerife on a mid season break. Its hardly going to damage us. we don't play until wednesday. If we had a game on saturday I would be fuming. Robinho has been brilliant this season for us, he just needs to know he can't get away with this type of sh*t. It was a stupid move given the circumstances.

You said a whole lot in those three sentences but you contradict yourself. On one hand you're saying City can't bench him because you need him to deliver on the pitch and help the team to get to the qualification spot. On the other, you admit that what he did is unacceptable and he needs to learn he can't get away with this type of behavior in the future.

So how do you propose Hughes should juggle these two approaches? Should he punish Robinho at the risk of alienating his best player or should he go easy on him because the team depends on him so much? Seems like a lose/lose situation to me.

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Swap Drogba for Sturridge and Michael Johnson now plus about £5m cash. Both emerging young English talents and will not rock the apple-cart by not playing every game this season.

We can defer Robinho signing to the Summer - if we still want him - and if we do, part-exchange him with Alex plus £15m cash.

i agree 100%. Two quality english youngsters. Sturridge is top drawer and johnson would be suited perfectly to the 4-3-3 formation. Plus i'm not sure we could sign robinho anyway as he's already played for 2 clubs this season Madrid and City

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Hughes coy on Drogba swoop

Manchester City manager Mark Hughes is refusing to rule out bidding for Didier Drogba after being linked with Chelsea's Ivory Coast international.

With reports indicating Robinho may be mulling over his future it has been suggested City could strike a deal with Chelsea that sees out-of-sorts Drogba move in the opposite direction.

It had been thought Chelsea, who narrowly missed out in Robinho's signature from Real Madrid, could make a fresh move for the striker allowing him to link up with Luiz Felipe Scolari in the process.

However, Hughes has categorically stated Robinho, who left the club's training camp in Tenerife without permission earlier this week, will not be leaving the club anytime soon.

No debate

"That's not up for debate," he told Sky Sports News on Robinho's future.

"There's always speculation about our players and players that we don't have. So we're quite used to that at the moment.

"Basically there are stories about every player and every top club in the world at the moment and we're allegedly linked with everybody," he commented on being linked with Drogba.

"Until we actually make bids for players then I really can't discuss other players.

"It's a situation we're trying to keep a lid on but there's so much speculation I shouldn't have to add to it."

http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11095_4833856,00.html

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