Charlton to snap up Israel hero Sahar

Last updated at 11:07 02 July 2007

Charlton are set to announce they have won the race to sign Chelsea striker Ben Sahar on loan for the first three months of the season.

Sahar, 17, has three caps for Israel, one of which was against England in March, and scored two goals in a win against Estonia.

He may stay at Charlton for the whole season.

Meanwhile Thierry Henry's Arsenal exit will ensure a two-horse race for the Barclays Premier League title between Manchester United and Chelsea, according to Blues striker Didier Drogba.

Henry, the Gunners' main source of goals in recent years and former club captain, has joined Barcelona in a £16million deal.

Drogba, whose goals kept Chelsea in the hunt for last season's title and who scored the matchwinner in a disappointing FA Cup final against United, told the News of the World: "The exit of Henry to Barcelona is good news for us - it means that there is one less rival in Chelsea's way.

"And Arsenal have a serious problem because Henry's absence is a very complicated issue to resolve.

"For us this one rare change means it will be Chelsea and United fighting for the Premiership again."

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