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Inter dismiss Drogba speculation

Didier Drogba
Drogba has only scored two goals for Chelsea this season

Inter Milan have dismissed reports linking them with a move for Didier Drogba as "media speculation".

The 30-year-old Chelsea striker has been a peripheral figure for Luiz Felipe Scolari's side this season, struggling with injury and suspension.

Drogba was alleged to have met Inter's sporting director Marco Branca in November but he says they have no plans to sign the Ivory Coast international.

"There's no Drogba dream," Branca said on the club's official website.

"Inter already have numerous strikers that cover every role.

"Drogba has been at Chelsea for many years and is doing well there. We have our strikers that are also doing well here."

The improved form of Nicolas Anelka has meant Drogba has been forced to play second fiddle to the France striker, with Scolari reluctant to play the pair in the same starting line-up.

Anelka has bagged 16 goals in 23 games so far this season, while Drogba has found the net only twice in 12 appearances.

A move to Inter would mean the former Paris St Germain striker would be reunited with former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, who signed Drogba from Marseille in 2003 for a fee believed to be in the region of 24m.

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