Arsenal join Liverpool to lure Drogba from China

Mourinho is also keping an eye on the Ivorian

Arsenal have thrown their hat in the ring to prise Didier Drogba away from Shanghai Shenhua, The Sun reported in an exclusive.

Arsene Wenger is desperate to find a top gun to replace Robin van Persie.

And they have made enquiries with the Chinese club to see if there is a way of bringing the Drogba, 34, back to London, according to the report.

The former Chelsea star had been linked with a shock switch to Liverpool.

Brendan Rodgers is in a quandary after offloading Andy Carroll but failing to secure American striker Clint Dempsey.

Drogba's future at Shanghai Shenhua has been thrown into doubt after an ownership row.

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho, who took the hitman to Stamford Bridge in 2004, had also kept an eye on the Ivorian during the summer transfer window.

Meanwhile, sources close to Juventus have confirmed their increased interest in Arsenal winger Theo Walcott, 23.

But the Italian giants are only willing to pay £10 million.
An insider said: “Juve have been interested in Walcott for some time but we are coming to the decisive moment.”
 

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