Various reports on Wednesday morning including from The Sun, are suggesting that Arsenal have joined Liverpool in the chase to land former Chelsea front man Didier Drogba.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has a striker crisis at Anfield this season, it's a position that's looking far too thin. Attempts to sign Michael Owen and Alessandro Del Piero came to nothing and now they want to capitalise on Drogba's new club Shanghai's boardroom power struggles.
Arsenal too have a striker problem, after losing former captain Robin Van Persie to Manchester united late in the summer transfer window. Manager Arsene Wenger is on the lookout for a proven natural goal scorer to fill the gap left by the Dutch international.
Former Chelsea players Drogba along with Nicolas Anelka both have doubts surrounding their future at the Chinese club, with their high wages in danger of not being paid.
It is understood that one of the part owners of the club is investing, but the remaining part owners have not invested. It is believed that if they do not show any investment in the club, or if they don't allow full ownership to the only investor, then the club will simply not be able to afford the wages of their top players, thus leaving Anelka and Drogba as free agents.
The Sun claim that Arsenal have already made enquiries to Shanghai in an attempt to negotiate some kind of deal that will see the Chelsea legend come back to the Premier League.
Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho, who signed Drogba for Chelsea in 2004, is also said to be keeping a close eye on the 34-year-old Ivorian international, having already bought another Chelsea player in this season, in the shape of Michael Essien.772145