Transfer News Today: Chelsea back in for Drogba

Forum chatter

Hard-working QPR forward Jamie Mackie could be set for a new challenge, with Harry Redknapp's transfer window fever set to push him to the sidelines at Loftus Road. Norwich City and Fulham are among the clubs looking at the 27-year-old, who would cost in the region of £3million.

Another man attracting attention is Leeds United forward Luciano Becchio. The Argentine has long been considered one of the most lethal finishers outside of the top flight, and Whites boss Neil Warnock has admitted that he faces a battle to keep hold of his man.

Tabloid speculation

Chelsea are reported to have made an unexpected bid to bring iconic striker Didier Drogba back to west London. But the Ivorian, who has been plying his trade in China since he helped the Blues to Champions League glory, is expected to snub his former employers in favour of a switch to Galatasaray. Sneijder and Drogba? Someone in Turkey is dreaming big...

Contact made

Peter Odemwingie, who was the subject of a bid from QPR last week, has restated his desire to leave West Brom. The Nigerian has been played on the right of midfield by Steve Clarke, and is evidently keen to play for a side that guarantees him more game time for the rest of the campaign.

Bid tabled

Norwich have made an improved offer for Celtic striker Gary Hooper after having an initial bid turned down last week. The Hoops are believed to be holding on for £8million, however, so both parties could be in for a frantic few days of negotiation.