The Premier League duo of Arsenal and Manchester United are keen to sign French international striker Moussa Dembele from Lyon when the summer transfer window reopens in the coming months according to the latest reports coming out of the French media. The specific report from Foot Mercato stated that Manchester United and Arsenal could go head-to-head for Dembele who has been compared to Chelsea legend Didier Drogba. The former Fulham and Celtic star was compared to Didier Drogba due to the similarities in their playing style. Ex-Marseille, Galatasaray and Chelsea hitman Drogba was renowned for his physical attributes during his playing days and the aforementioned Dembele is also a physical striker.

Frenchman Dembele could follow in the footsteps of Didier Drogba by leaving a French Ligue 1 team to play in the Premier League with the Gunners and the Red Devils interested in his services. Drogba spent years at Le Mans, Guingamp and then Marseille in French football before the chance to sign for Chelsea came in 2004. The Ivorian football icon spent one season at Marseille before signing for Chelsea in a £24m deal which was a record for the West London club at the time. Continue reading “UNITED, ARSENAL EYEING DEMBELE SWOOP”


Ivorian football legend Didier Drogba will have to wait once again to know whether he will be able to contest for the Ivory Coast football federation (FIF) elections after they were postponed. The Chelsea legend is bidding to become the Ivory Coast football federation president.

The elections were originally planned for September 2020, but ongoing issues with the eligibility of candidates including Didier Drogba have delayed the process for 18 months. The last date set for the elections was March 23 before the latest postponement. As things stand, a new election date has not been fixed. Continue reading “FIF ELECTIONS: DROGBA TO WAIT AGAIN”