Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua has made an enormous offer of 300 thousand pounds-a-week to Chelsea striker Didier Drogba in a move designed to unite him with his former team mate Nicolas Anelka.

The rich Chinese club has presented an implausible two-and-a half-year basic package, image rights, goal bonuses and success incentives added.

If Drogba accepts this deal then he will eventually become one of world's best-paid players, The Mirror reports. Shanghai Shenhua are also exerting pressure on the 33 year old striker to sign a pre-contract agreement with them since he is out of contract after six months and is now permitted to carry on talks with non-English clubs.

Drogba who is currently on duty with his national team, Ivory Coast has agreed to see of the last six months of his contract with Chelsea. Various other clubs across the world are interested in retaining Drogba's services.

Russian billionaire-backed Anzhi Makhachkala and clubs from the Major League Soccer have time and again shown their interest in signing Drogba. His former teammate Anelka has already signed a contract with Shanghai Shenhua and will be joining them anytime soon during the January transfer window.