Rumours: Chelsea target Drogba while Robben snubs Van Gaal United offer

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Didier Drogba and Chelsea share a deep mutual love. Photo: PA

Chelsea icon Didier Drogba is being lined up for a return to Stamford Bridge as back-up striker, with Jose Mourinho looking to also bring the 36-year-old onto his coaching team. (Daily Mail)

Arjen Robben has turned down **Louis van Gaal's offer to follow the coach as he takes over at Manchester United. **(Telegraph)

Van Gaal is close to landing Chile's Arturo Vidal, with a £35 million deal almost agreed with Juventus. (Mail)

Belgian defender Jan Vertonghen, is packing his bags for a move away from Tottenham this summer, according to his agent, with Barcelona a rumoured suitor. (Evening Standard)

If that deal goes through, Spurs need to get rid of one other player before manager Mauricio Pochettino can make any signings, according to the board, but the intended disposals of Gylfi Sigurdsson defender Michael Dawson are being scuppered by the players' reluctance to leave. (Mirror)

Arsenal are focusing their attention to German midfielder Lars Bender, with alternative midfield target Sami Khedira being targeted Chelsea in a £35 million bid. (Mail)

The Gunners are also on the verge of prising Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina from Nice for £3m (Telegraph)

Monaco's rising Colombian star James Rodriguez has reiterated his desire to move to Real Madrid, saying it is up to the club president Florentino Perez to make a decision. (Marca)