Transfer News Today: Former Chelsea Star To Make Stamford Bridge Return

Forum chatter

Chelsea icon Didier Drogba is set to return to Stamford Bridge as a player-coach under Jose Mourinho.

The Portuguese wants the 36-year-old Ivorian to act as backup to new signing Diego Costa, with Samuel Eto’o having left the club and the futures of Demba Ba, Romelu Lukaku and Fernando Torres all uncertain.

Drogba is a free agent having left Galatasaray at the end of the season, and despite interest from clubs in Qatar as well as Juventus, he is thought to be tempted with a return to Chelsea, who are the 2.85 favourites to win the Premier League.

Tabloid speculation

Jan Vertonghen isn’t a happy man, according to the Belgian defender’s agent, and the 27-year-old could be set to leave Tottenham for a dream move to Barcelona.

Mustapha Nakhli claims that several clubs are interested in his client, including the La Liga giants, and that he could be tempted to make a move after Spurs again missed out on the Champions League.

The North Londoners are 4.50 to finish in the top four in the coming season.

In talks

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is set to sign another World Cup star after holding talks with Nice over Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina.

The 25-year-old, who starred as his country reached the quarter-finals, is available for just £3million as he enters the final year of his contract.

Ospina’s potential new teammate Alexis Sanchez is 15.00 to be the Premier League’s top scorer in his first season in the competition.

Signed, sealed, delivered?

Liverpool appear to be on the brink of their fourth signing of the summer, with Benfica winger Lazar Markovic apparently snapped in the city ahead of a reported £20million move.

Serbian Markovic, an exciting talent and just 20 years old, might have been wanting to keep his presence on Merseyside a secret, but a picture taken in front of a sign for Liverpool John Moores University changed all that.

The Reds are 10.00 to win the Premier League in 2014/15.