Drogba & Anelka may quit Shanghai

Aug 29, 2012, 09:40 IST | Agencies

The futures of Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka at Shanghai Shenhua could hinge on a boardroom battle that is threatening to boil over, according to Chinese media

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.

Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka

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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