Transfer Clock: Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool to seal signings of World Cup quartet

Didier Drogba Ivory Coast

Chelsea, Arsenal, and Liverpool feature.

Transfer Clock: 42 days until the transfer window closes. Here are the key developing stories you need to know, featuring a trio of title chasers close to each wrapping up signings... 


Chelsea are close to announcing the sensational return of Didier Drogba, report French newspaper L'Equipe. Drogba left Chelsea in 2012, bowing out on a high after scoring the winning penalty in the Champions League penalty shootout win over Bayern Munich.

The Ivorian is reportedly ready to agree a one-year contract, with the aim of integrating him into the club's coaching staff. Drogba, 36, is a free agent after spending 18 months with Galatasaray. The paper report that Mourinho wants him back in part for the impact he can have on the club's dressing room.


Arsenal are said to have agreed a fee for goalkeeper David Ospina, report French regional newspaper Nice Matin. Ospina's club, Ligue 1 side Nice, they write have accepted a €4 million bid.

Ospina, 25, was Colombia's number one at the World Cup, and has played at Nice since 2008. He will provide competition for Wojciech Szczesny, with Lukasz Fabianski having left to sign for Swansea. Personal terms between Arsenal and Ospina are yet to be agreed.


Southampton defender Dejan Lovren is close to sealing his switch to Liverpool, claim reports in his homeland. The Saints are said to want at least £20 million for the Croatian centre-back, who is said to have agreed personal terms. He would become the third player to make the switch from the south coast club to Liverpool this summer, following Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana.

Liverpool are also closing in on the signing of QPR striker Loic Remy, having had an offer for the Frenchman accepted over the weekend, report the BBC.

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