Shanghai Shenhua

  • FIFA clears Didier Drogba to play for Galatasaray February 13, 2013

    Zurich: FIFA has provisionally cleared Didier Drogba to play for Galatasaray, though it says his contractual dispute case with Shanghai Shenhua remains open. Drogba can play in a Champions League last-16, first leg at home to Schalke next Wednesday. He can make his Turkish league debut at Akhisar on Friday. Shanghai Shenhua...
  • Didier Drogba joins Galatasaray: Report January 28, 2013

    Ankara: Ivory Coast captain and former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has left Shanghai Shenhua to sign a 1-1/2 year contract with Galatasaray, Turkish broadcaster CNN Turk said on Sunday. The channel did not give any more information and Galatasaray could not be reached for immediate comment. The 34-year-old, who is on...
  • Nicolas Anelka joins Juventus on five-month deal January 27, 2013

    Former Arsenal, Real Madrid and Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka has joined Juventus on a five-month deal from China's Shanghai Shenhua, the Italian club said on Saturday. Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta told Sky Sport Italia that the 33-year-old ex-France international would help solve an "emergency" situation in attack. "It can be...
  • Drogba, Anelka future at Shanghai in doubt December 18, 2012

    Shanghai: The China careers of former Chelsea strikers Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka are in doubt amid reports of unpaid wages at the end of a tumultuous year at Shanghai Shenhua. Local media have reported Frenchman Anelka's management is in talks with the Chinese Super League club to forgo the...
  • FIFA reject Drogba's special loan request November 22, 2012

    FIFA have refused Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba permission to leave China's Shanghai Shenhua on loan before the January transfer window. FIFA said they had received a request to be registered outside an open registration period from the former Chelsea forward, whose season in the Chinese Super League is over. The...
  • Is Didier Drogba on his way to Liverpool? September 5, 2012

    Didier Drogba can be Liverpool's next signing. The Reds' forward line looks pretty weak right now with the departure of Andy Carroll and the club is now on the lookout for a free agent and that bring Drogba into the picture. The former Chelsea striker joined China's Shanghani Shenhua in the...
  • Warm welcome for Drogba in Shanghai July 14, 2012

    Shanghai: It is not money but the big challenge in an unfamiliar land that lured Didier Drogba to China, the Ivory Coast striker said on Saturday. More than 300 fans gathered at the Shanghai airport to welcome Drogba on his much-anticipated arrival to join Chinese Super League strugglers Shanghai Shenhua. Drogba...
  • Shanghai Shenhua confirm Drogba signing: report June 19, 2012

    Beijing: Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba's long-expected move to big-spending Shanghai Shenhua has been confirmed by the Chinese club's owner, media reports said on Tuesday. Zhu Jun, who reportedly visited Drogba's native Ivory Coast last week, said the 34-year-old was joining the club, but said no date for his arrival...
  • Shanghai coach hopeful of signing Drogba June 14, 2012

    Shanghai: Chinese clubs have been splashing out on big-name foreign managers and players to try to raise the profile of domestic soccer. Shanghai Shenhua have a good chance of signing Chelsea striker Didier Drogba but need to work hard to complete the deal, coach Sergio Batista said on Thursday. Just three...