Manchester City Boss Mark Hughes Said To Be Planning £20 Million Bid For Chelsea's Drogba

The Daily Mail reports that Manchester City boss Mark Hughes is keeping close tabs on Didier Drogba's employment situation at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba recently admitted that he wishes to stay at Chelsea for as long as the club want him. However, with the Ivorian's temperament causing unrest within the camp, the player's future currently hangs in the balance.

Drogba's short fuse at Stamford Bridge in the wake of the Blues' Champions League defeat to Barcelona has earned the hitman a lengthy European ban that excludes him from five of Chelsea's group stage games next season.

Couple with that the forward's moody slumps and it is not difficult to understand why Chelsea chairman Roman Abramovich is becoming increasingly impatient with the player.

In light of this, The Daily Mail have reported that Manchester City boss Mark Hughes will make a £20 million bid for Drogba if he does part ways with the Blues one way or another.

An out-and-out striker has been at the top of Sparky's list for a long time, and Drogba is said to be the Welshman's prime candidate now that his interest in January target Roque Santa Cruz is tailing off.

The Ivory Coast international would be a welcome addition to Hughes' improving squad as the gaffer looks to strengthen his side and drop the dead-weight, with Danny Mills, Darius Vassell, Michael Ball and Didi Hamann all being let go by the club.

Stephen Crawford, Goal.com