Drogba to City a no-go

Last Updated: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:54
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Man City are not interested in signing former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, who is expected to return to Stamford Bridge this week.

Reports on Tuesday claimed City were very interested in the Ivory Coast frontman and were ready to rival his old club for his signature after his release from Turkish giants Galatasaray.

However, it is now believed the Premier League champions do not want the 36-year-old despite Alvaro Negredo confirming on Monday that he will be out for "a few months" with a fractured foot.

Meanwhile, Spanish midfielder Javi Garcia could be heading for the exit at the Etihad this summer.

City currently have 17 first-team players classed as 'non-homegrown' and with only 16 such players allowed in the Champions League squad, they are likely to have to get rid of some players - especially if, as expected, Porto midfielder Eliaquim Mangala joins Manuel Pellegrini's side later this month.

As a result, Garcia could be a high-profile departure with clubs in Spain thought to be keen to give him the chance to return to La Liga.

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