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Striker Real talk rubbished

2011-02-26 11:33:16, Views: 205, Clubcall

Striker Real talk rubbished

Talk linking Didier Drogba to Real Madrid in a swap for Brazilian ace Kaka has been dismissed by Carlo Ancelotti.

Drogba's future at Stamford Bridge has been the subject of speculation since the arrival of Fernando Torres at the club from Liverpool during the January transfer window.

The Ivory Coast marksman, who has struggled to reach the heights of previous seasons, is no longer an automatic choice for Carlo Ancelotti. However, the former AC Milan boss, who knows all about the midfield star from his time in charge at the San Siro has said that there is no truth in the rumours of a swap deal.

Ancelotti was similarly dismissive of suggestions that he may be interested in Andrea Pirlo and Alexandre Pato, telling La Republica newspaper that all the speculation was "fantasy football".

Drogba will be hoping that he is given a starting role for the visit of table toppers Manchester United on Tuesday in a crucial clash for the Blues as they chase a Champions League qualification place.


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