Didier Drogba has laughed off reports linking him with a move to Aston Villa.
Social media went into overdrive when Villa owner Tony Xia claimed the Championship club were closing in on a “world class” striker.
Chelsea great Drogba emerged as a possible arrival, given he worked under Villa boss Roberto Di Matteo at Stamford Bridge, with the pair winning the 2012 Champions League.
But the 38-year-old Montreal Impact striker dismissed the speculation, using Twitter to apparently distance himself from any possible move.
Just come out of training at @impactmontreal & a million messages & trending on Twitter saying I was in Birmingham today 😳😳
— Didier Drogba (@didierdrogba) August 22, 2016
“Just come out of training at @impactmontreal & a million messages & trending on Twitter saying I was in Birmingham today,” Drogba wrote.
Drogba has scored eight goals in 15 MLS games for the Impact this season.
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