U.S.-based football club LA Galaxy are reportedly targeting Chelsea and Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba. The marquee club in North America's Major League Soccer will hope to lure Drogba to replace Englishman David Beckham, as their big-name signing. Beckham's contract with the club expires next month.

Galaxy is one of several clubs supposedly interested in Drogba. However, according to a Mirror report, the player will refuse any such move and looks intent on seeing out his career at Stamford Bridge.

Beckham, who played in Galaxy's 1-0 win over the Houston Dynamos in its first MLS Cup win since 2005, has had probably his best season for the club, having assisted 11 goals and scored 2 others during the course of the season.

The U.S. club is reportedly ready to hand Drogba a deal worth £5million-a-year and will fight for the player's signature with big-spending Russian club Anzhi, according to a Tribalfootball report.