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Didier Drogba has backed Fernando Torres to fill the void the he will leave when the Ivory Coast striker departs Stamford Bridge this summer.

Torres has struggled for form since joining Chelsea 18 months ago, but Drogba insisted the club are in "good hands with Fernando".

Scott Parker remains a doubt for Euro 2012, with the Spurs midfielder's Achilles injury set to be assessed by the England medical team today.

Elsewhere, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has ruled himself out of the running to succeed Alex McLeish at Aston Villa, deciding he wants to remain in Norway.

TRANSFER NEWS

In today's transfer news, Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham will battle for the signature of Fulham and Belgium forward Moussa Dembele this summer. (Goal.com)

LA Galaxy midfielder Landon Donovan says he is hoping to return to Everton on loan for a third time once the MLS season ends in October. (ESPN)

And finally, Borussia Dortmund are targeting Nicklas Bendtner with Arsenal hoping to raise transfer funds by offloading unwanted players. (Daily Mail)

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