Man United target £17m move and Man City to hijack Chelsea deal

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REPORTS over recent days have suggested Didier Drogba is in line for a return to Chelsea, initially as a player-coach.

However, a report in one of today’s newspapers has suggested another Premier League club could bid for the Ivorian striker.

Meanwhile, plenty of other rumours have made the headlines today, with Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Arsenal among the clubs to feature prominently.

Manchester City are planning a shock move to hijack Chelsea’s bid for Drogba. (Daily Star)

Man United are lining up a £17m bid for Ajax player Daley Blind. (Daily Express)

Louis van Gaal’s side are also closing in on the £16m signing of Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has ruled out signing another striker this summer, ending speculation linking the club with AC Milan’s Mario Balotelli. (Daily Star)

Tottenham will have to make a £25m bid if they are to sign Real Sociedad winger Antoine Griezmann, who is also wanted by Chelsea and Monaco. (Daily Telegraph)

Man City are ready to sell midfielder Javi Garcia. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea have been turned down by Atletico Madrid midfielder Tiago Mendes, who has signed a new deal with the Spanish champions. (talkSPORT)

Former Chelsea winger Florent Malouda is wanted by Premier League new boys Leicester City. (Daily Mirror)

Leicester have seen a £6.5m bid for Watford striker Troy Deeney turned down. (Leicester Mercury)

Paris Saint-Germain are set to offer Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria a one-year loan deal. He is also wanted by Man United. (Daily Express)

On the Newcastle United front, transfer talk is quiet, with the club away on a pre-season tour of New Zealand.

Sunderland, meanwhile, are set to sell striker Nacho Scocco, Gus Poyet today revealed.