Drogba dismisses Villa rumors

Reports linking Didier Drogba with Championship outfit Aston Villa are news to the veteran Ivorian striker.

Montreal Impact striker Montreal Impact Didier Drogba has laughed off reports linking him with a move to Aston Villa.

Social media went into overdrive when Villa owner Tony Xia claimed the Championship club was closing in on a "world class" striker.

Chelsea great Drogba emerged as a possible arrival, given he worked under Villa boss Roberto Di Matteo at Stamford Bridge, with the pair winning the 2012 Champions League.

But the 38-year-old Ivorian dismissed the speculation, using Twitter to distance himself from any possible move.

Drogba has scored eight goals in 15 MLS games for the Impact this season. Villa, meanwhile, has started life in England's second tier with one win, two draws and a defeat.