Didier Drogba close to Shenhua deal

Jun 16, 2012, 08:26 IST | AFP

Shanghai Shenhua have entered the "final round" of negotiations to bring former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba to China, the official Shanghai Daily newspaper said yesterday.

The Chinese Super League club have reportedly been in talks for months with Ivory Coast’s Drogba, who would join his former Chelsea teammate striker Nicolas Anelka if the deal goes through.

Didier Drogba 

“A top Shenhua official left for Ivory Coast for the final round of negotiations to sign star striker Didier Drogba,” the report said. 

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