Monday Kickoff: World Cup, 'Chicharito', Drogba and more

Monday Kickoff: World Cup, 'Chicharito', Drogba and more

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Monday Kickoff: World Cup, 'Chicharito', Drogba and more

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A potential major change to the World Cup could be confirmed this week, while a Mexican star insists that he won’t be on the move this month.

FIFA is set to vote on Tuesday on a play to expand the World Cup to include 48 teams, and current president Gianni Infantino says the plan has “overwhelming” support. (REPORT)

Despite continued reports of a potential move, Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez says he is happy to remain with Bayer Leverkusen. (REPORT)

Didier Drogba says he hopes to return to Marseille and fulfill a promise made when he originally feature for the club in 2004. (REPORT)

Mesut Ozil says he wants “clarity” on Arsene Wenger’s future with Arsenal before signing a new deal with the club. (REPORT)

Juventus sporting director Giuseppe Marotta says the club has “no fears” that Paulo Dybala will leave for Barcelona or Real Madrid. (REPORT)

Cologne sporting director Jorg Schmadtke denied rumors that the club was looking to sign Tottenham centerback Kevin Wimmer. (REPORT)

Brazilian midfielder Felipe Melo has signed a deal with Palmeiras. (REPORT)

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