Lunchtime Football Round-Up 3rd April

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Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has stated that former Blues boss Jose Mourinho is the perfect replacement for Rafa Benitez, who is leaving the club come the end of the season. Drogba was one of the very first players Mourinho brought to the club during his four years in charge at Stamford Bridge. Mourinho also looks set to leave his current club Real Madrid in the summer as he wants to manage in the Premier League again. Both Manchester United and Manchester City have also been linked with Mourinho, especially City as their so called "under achievement" this season has put current manager Roberto Mancini's future in jeopardy, but he has claimed that he wants to stay with City next season

Swansea assistant manager Alan Curtis has claimed that they could sign up to six players in the summer to try and build on this seasons outstanding performance in both league and cup. With the club sitting comfortably in the top half of the table and the Caapital One Cup already won, manager Michael Laudrup has already started eyeing up new players that he would like to acquire during the summer with Spanish quartet Alberto Botia, Joan Verdu, Jose Canas and Patrick Ebert all believed to be on his wish list

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has backed striker Gabriel Agbonlahor to play a huge part in the clubs fight to stay in the Premier League. Agbonlahor was in torrid form at the end of last season and also the start of this season. But since January, Agbonlahor has scored four vital goals for Villa which has earned the praise of Lambert who has said "He is playing extremely well at the minute and if we can keep him, Charles N'Zogbia, Christian Benteke and Andreas Weimann fit we've got loads of options up front"

Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has been sentenced to 250 hours of community service after he pleaded guilty to driving whilst he was disqualified and also with no insurance. To add to the community service, Tevez was also ordered to pay a £1000 fine along with a fresh six-month driving ban

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has dismissed rumours linking goalkeeper Pepe Reina with a move away from the club and has also claimed that the 30-year-old still has a huge part to play for Liverpool in the future. Reina has been linked with a move to Barcelona in the summer, after their goalkeeper Victor Valdes has said that he does not intend on signing a new contract at the club

Former Reading manager Brian McDermott has said that he is "hungry" to find a new job after he was dismissed by Reading last month. Where he has been replaced by former Southampton manager Nigel Adkins. McDermott is now one of the main contenders for the Leeds job after Neil Warnock's departure from the club on Monday

Derby defender Kieron Freeman has signed a contract extension to keep him with the Rams until the summer of 2016

Notts County have recalled midfielder Joss Labadie from his loan spell with League Two side Torquay