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Didier Drogba

Striker Thierry Henry, 36, wants Galatasaray’s former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, 35, who is out of contract at the end of the season, to join him at the New York Red Bulls. Didier Drogba has scored 13 goals since joining Galatasaray last year. More football news after the break

Manchester United boss David Moyes has made Roma defender Mehdi Benatia, 26, his top summer transfer target.

Barcelona and Arsenal have joined Manchester City in monitoring San Lorenzo forward Angel Correa, 18.

Manchester United midfield target Marco Verratti, 21, says he wants to stay at Paris St-German.

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo says he has no intention of selling striker Diego Costa, 25, to Arsenal or Chelsea this summer, and is not interested in a player-exchange involving on-loan goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 21.

Bacary Sagna, 31, wants three-year, £100k-a-week contract to remain at Arsenal after this season.

Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil, 25, has been given an extended break by manager Arsene Wenger in an attempt to recharge his batteries.

Jose Mourinho has reacted angrily after reports emerged in France of the Chelsea manager making disparaging remarks, delivered in what he apparently considered to be a private conversation, over the quality of the forwards at his disposal.

Brandon RodgersBrendan Rodgers’s Liverpool have won six and drawn two of their last eight league games. The Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says his “exceptional” side have progressed much faster than he originally expected when he was first appointed at Anfield.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘tore paint off the walls’ in an outburst after Cardiff’s defeat by Hull.

Midfielder Lewis Holtby, 23, says Fulham must adapt quickly to Felix Magath’s uncompromising methods if they want to stay up.

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie, 30, says the Champions League is so wide open this year that 10 of the remaining 16 teams have a chance of lifting the trophy.

Source: BBC