A report in China Daily claims that chairman Zhu Jun, who retains a 28.5 per cent stake in the club, may stop backing the side.
Oriental Sports Daily has revealed that while Zhu has spent almost 70m euros during his five-year reign in Shanghai, no other shareholder has spent any money.
The dispute now means that Zhu may only be willing to finance 28.5% of Shenhua’s expenditure. As a result, Drogba and Anelka, recent arrivals from Chelsea, could be culled from the squad, as their reported 240,000-euros-a-week contracts may prove unsustainable.
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