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Mancini eyes shock Chelsea swoop

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Manchester City are planning a shock double swoop for Chelsea’s Didier Drogba and former Arsenal keeper Richard Wright, according to reports.

City are building for a serious challenge for the Premier League title next season and need to strengthen up front, having splashed out around £60 million on three players already this summer.

City have been targeting Liverpool’s Fernando Torres but it now looks like the Spaniard will either stay at Anfield or move to Stamford Bridge.

City, then have now turned their attention to £20 million-rated Ivorian Drogba, who could be cashed in to fund Carlo Ancelotti’s move for Torres.

Drogba won the Golden Boot last season after netting 29 league goals, helping his side to the Premier League and FA Cup double on the way, but could earn up to £18 million in three years at Eastlands.

A Chelsea source told The Sun the West Londoners would consider any offers: “Chelsea will have to decide whether they want him to stay. City's offer will be tempting considering Didier's age.”

A move for recently released Ipswich stopper Richard Wright would surprise many but Roberto Mancini is aware his current second choice keeper will want first team football.

The Italian boss does not know whether Shay Given or Joe Hart will be between the sticks next year but knows whoever it isn’t will want to move on to seek regular matches.

Arsenal will be first in the queue for both as they are actively seeking a more consistent replacement for Manuel Almunia and have already been linked with Hart.

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