Afternoon Report: May 17

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Barcelona could make a surprise move for Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, who is out of contract at Stamford Bridge this summer according to reports.

Chelsea are keen to keep Drogba at the club, but with the Ivorian demanding a two year contract, he could leave on a free, with interest from China and the US.

Jack Wilshere is set to undergo minor knee surgery as the England international continues his recovery from injury that ruled him out of the entire 2011/12 season.

Elsewhere, Roberto Mancini says newly crowned Premier League champions Manchester City still need to strengthen their squad to compete for every trophy.


In today's transfer news, Manchester City are preparing a £30m bid for Spain and Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente. (talkSPORT)

Manchester United could sell Portuguese winger Nani is contact talks stall, with the Old Trafford club expecting bids of around £30m. (The Sun)

And finally, Darren Bent has insisted he wants to stay at Aston Villa amid speculation suggesting he could well the club. (Sky Sports)


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