Didier Drogba injury could see Chelsea sign another striker

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Jose Mourinho could be forced back into the transfer market to recruit another striker after Didier Drogba limped off with an ankle injury less than half an hour into his first start since rejoining Chelsea this summer.

The Blues came from behind to beat Ferencvaros 2-1 in a friendly on Sunday but were dealt a blow when the Ivorian was forced off midway through the first half.

Drogba is now set to miss Chelsea's Premier League opener against Burnley on Saturday, and leaves Mourinho short on options in attack with Diego Costa and Fernando Torres the only strikers fit for selection.

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Costa has impressed in pre-season since his £32m move from Atletico Madrid, but with question marks still surrounding Torres' future at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea could look to make another signing regardless of whether the £50m flop remains in west London.

Ezequiel Lavezzi, Edinson Cavani, and Radamel Falcao have all been linked this transfer window, and the capture of one of those stars would almost certainly make the Blues favourites for the Premier League title this season.

Chelsea transfer gossip:

Chelsea are poised to beat Premier League rivals Arsenal to the signing of Rochdale goalkeeper Johny Diba. (Daily Star)

The League One starlet has been monitored by both London clubs this summer and looks set to move to Stamford Bridge where he'll look to continue his development and eventually rival Petr Cech and Thibaut Courtois for the No.1 spot.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has identified Mehdi Benatia as the one player he would like to sign before the transfer window slams shut. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

The Blues are confident that a €38 million offer will be enough to land one of European football's most consistent defenders ahead of Manchester United.

Chelsea are set to announce the departure of Christian Atsu on loan today, with Goodison Park to be his destination for the entirety of this campaign. (Daily Mail)

The Ghanaian World Cup star has been promised game-time under Roberto Martinez, which was enough to see him agree to make the temporary switch to Merseyside.

Chelsea target Marcos Rojo is refusing to discuss his future despite continued speculation linking him with a move away from Sporting Lisbon this summer. (Sky Sports)

The versatile defender, who starred for Argentina at the World Cup, is valued at £13 million and is widely expected to move to the Premier League.

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