Galaxy line up stellar Beckham replacement

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MLS Champions LA Galaxy have earmarked Chelsea's Didier Drogba as their next marquee signing.

The American side are preparing for life after David Beckham, who is reported to be edging closer to a move to Paris St Germain, according to The Daily Mail.

Galaxy want another big name from Europe to replace the former England captain and feel a £5million a year offer would be enough to lure Drogba to the Home Depot Center.

The 33-year-old is in the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge, and Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas is said to want younger legs and new faces in his squad.

The Cote D'Ivoire captain will be looking for a new club in the summer, but is able to listen to offers come January.

There is a tradition at Galaxy for signing big names from Europe to help with the publicity of the MLS.

Beckham's time in the young league has been credited as one of the main reasons behind the men's game achieving unprecedented popularity in the US.

As ever, newly flush Russians Anzhi Makhachkala are also interested in signing the Ivorian and could drive any initial Galaxy offer higher with a bidding war.

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