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Shanghai Shenhua

Shanghai Shenhua (Meaning “Flower of Shanghai” in Chinese) is a professional Chinese football club that currently participates in the Chinese Super League.

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They've started with a swagger, what's in store for Shenhua this year?
largest producer China Shenhua Energy extended gains in Shanghai, up 8% to 19.89 yuan, on 1st annual…
Had a coffee and lovely chat with Shanghai Greenland Shenhua's head coach Gus Poyet this afternoon
My take on the refereeing in the having been at the Shanghai Shenhua v Tianjin Quanjian game.
Five things we learned from A-League round 23Remember when Brisbane Roar were being lauded for sending Shanghai Shenhua and Carlos Tevez pa…
Five things we learned from round 23: Post-Shanghai Shenhua, 's season has gone pear-shaped
Lineup of U17 team, the future of Shenhua from .shanghaishenhua
I think we are forgetting about the real mvp: Shanghai shenhua! without you, we wouldnt have him!
We are three shareholders of Shanghai Shenhua FC.
Megabucks: Chinese football's hottest winter deals in 2017. 2. Carlos Tevez: from Boca Juniors to Shanghai Shenhua
We are proud of ourselves as Shanghai Shenhua supporters.
📷 🐬 Shanghai Shenhua Obafemi Martins is apparently enjoying life in Shanghai as he goes fishing…
Alexander Pato strikes the ball to the moon via the penalty spot & his opponent from Shanghai Shenhua mocks him! https:…
delighted to meet some urawa fans tonight, here's on how their link with Shenhua came about.
I guess “Only Shenhua Embarrass Shanghai by being 1st Chinese side EVER to be knocked out in qualifying stage” is t…
go ahead may u win the game of today . Only Shenhua Rep Shanghai
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Shanghai Shenhua - Jiangsu Suning FC betting tip. Read in full > hey guys , we have a soccer match ,…
Official fan group urge Shenhua fans supportting Urawa against Shanghai SIPG tonight not to wear colours or draw at…
Tevez's new side, Shanghai Shenhua, have been knocked out of the AFC Champions League in the first round. Great start👍…
I'm a Shanghai Shenhua fan so what. Still don't like Rovers
Watford are reported to be considering an offer approaching £27m for Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo from China's Shanghai Shen…
🇨🇳 Shanghai Shenhua have fined Qin Sheng £35k for stamp on Axel Witsel and:. ✅ Demoted him to the reserves. ✅ Reduced his…
ICYMI | Shanghai Shenhua threaten to cut midfielder's wages over Witsel stamp
Shanghai Shenhua's Qin Sheng fined following stamp on
Urawa Reds ultras bigging up their alliance with Shanghai Shenhua ahead of their ACL clash v Shanghai SIPG tomorrow
what's happened to Brisbane? They beat Shanghai Shenhua with energy to spare.
Shanghai Shenhua threat to drop footballer for rest of career
CSL Week 2 update: When will Guangzhou wake up? - Week 2 update: When will Guangzhou wake...
Shanghai Shenhua threaten to let Qin Sheng rot in reserves for rest of contract after stamp on Axel Witsel https:/…
- Shanghai Shenhua 0-2 Brisbane Roar: Nightmare for Tevez, Big-spending Shanghai Shenhua have been knocked...
Shanghai Shenhua striker Obafemi Martins will take home $9 million this season, around the same figure as new Tianjin Teda recruit Obi Mikel
Shandong Luneng are bidding £10m for Ashley Young. Meanwhile, Shanghai Shenhua have bid £11m for the bird that shat in his…
BOOM! Wayne Rooney has been offered 36.5m€ per year from Shanghai Shenhua!
. Poyet is a manager of Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua.
Tevez agrees to join China's Shanghai Shenhua for €84m - Times of Malta
joins China's Shanghai Shenhua with weekly salary of €720,000, becoming world's highest paid footballer
Carlos Tevez's first day as a Shanghai Shenhua player is coming to an end. That will be £88,000 please.
Shanghai Shenhua make big money offer to Santiago Muñez of the Goal! films
Carlos Tevez signs for Shanghai Shenhua on £610k a week, he'll be the highest paid player in the world.
Carlos Tevez signs £615,000-per-week deal with Shanghai Shenhua to become highest-paid footballer in the world
Carlos Tevez will earn a reported £34.4m a season at Shanghai Shenhua, a deal that would make him the highest paid footbal…
Shanghai Shenhua manager Gustavo Poyet has opened the door for the potential arrival of Paris Saint-Germain winger Angel Di Maria.
Shanghai Shenhua coach Gustavo Poyet has told Uruguayan radio La Red the arrival of PSG's Angel Di Maria would require somebody to leave.
Former and striker Carlos Tevez is now very close to leaving Juniors to join Shanghai Shenhua for £30m p.a.
Much-travelled striker Carlos Tevez is set to leave Boca Juniors for Shanghai Shenhua in the New Year, Argentine media reports said on Frid…
Carlos Tevez bids emotional goodbye to Boca Juniors ahead of £615,000-a-week move to Shanghai Shenhua...
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Boca Juniors are resigned to losing striker Carlos Tevez to Shanghai Shenhua, where he will earn £615,000 per WEEK.
Luke Shaw has a message of solidarity for Demba Ba after the Shanghai Shenhua star's recent injury setback:
Obafemi Martins' goal for Shanghai Shenhua vs. Guangzhou R&F in the Chinese Super League
Meanwhile, Obafemi Martins played 12 minutes off the bench for Shanghai Shenhua. 0 starts, 0 goals so far for Oba (6 sub apps).
Can't wait till Rooney is playing in Shanghai Shenhua earning £500k p/w and scoring 50 goals per season to be honest.
He will be playing for Shanghai Shenhua in 6 months time.
Heartbreaking loss for Shanghai Shenhua with 2-1 defeat against Guangzhou Evergrande
Senegal striker with a brilliant goal in the Chinese Super League to bring Shanghai Shenhua level with Guangzhou Evergrande.👏🏾
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next game will be GZ Evergrande vs Shanghai Shenhua. GZ win 6 of the last 8 games out scoring Shenhua 17-7 with a 0-3 at HongKou
he was on loan from Shanghai Shenhua wasn't he?
Guangzhou Evergrande - Shanghai Greenland Shenhua: Guangzhou Evergrande will play hosts to Shanghai Greenland...
Ready for the next league match?! Tomorrow we will host Shanghai Shenhua at home!!! Expect an open match for each other :P
and on the afternoon Guangzhou Hengda will takes on Shanghai Shenhua in Tianhe, Will Demba Ba end is goalless streak?
North Terrace News: Evergrande a tough mayday assignment for Shenhua: Shanghai Shenhua get the holiday weeken...
Guangzhou Evergrande vs Shanghai Greenland Shenhua - chances to win (69.74 % : 30.26 %) - more on
Football transfer rumours: to join Shanghai Shenhua?
Insider picture: Hebei CF lost their away game at Shanghai Shenhua yesterday but looks like the…
Obafemi Martins isn't starting for Shanghai Shenhua. 4 sub appearances in 4 games, 0 goals. Hope the checks clear.
Theo Walcott's best position is on the bench for Shanghai Shenhua.
Lee Cox shortest name? How about Xu Qi, Chinese football player who plays for Shanghai Shenhua.
Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney wanted by Shanghai Shenhua -
Football transfer rumours: Wayne Rooney to join Shanghai Shenhua?: Today’s gossip had coffeeLook, we could beg...
Seattle Sounders striker says ‘it’s time for a new challenge’. • Martins joins Demba Ba and Fredy Guarín at Shanghai Shenhua. Obafemi Mart…
Spoke to about his future after leaving Shanghai Shenhua for
Obafemi Martins has left Seattle Sounders for Chinese Super League club, Shanghai Shenhua.
According Paris Saint-Germain forward Ezequiel Lavezzi is still hot stuff for Shanghai Shenhua. Transfer window closes Feb26.
Former Newcastle United striker, Obafemi Martins is now plying his trade with Chinese club, Shanghai Shenhua...
Loïc Rémy is reportedly on his way to Shanghai Shenhua for a fee believed to be around €20 Million
BREAKING: Youssef Msakni set to move to Shanghai Shenhua of the
Shanghai Shenhua eyes The Blues striker L.Remy as latest target to play in China??? [...]
Shanghai Shenhua will bid €15m for Remy. He wants €9m per year, but the club are currently not ready to pay him more than €…
BREAKING NEWS - CHINA/ SHANGHAI SHENHUA, 14 million euros submitted to Chelsea for Rémy
Ezequiel Lavezzi is expected to finalise a move to Shanghai Shenhua over the next 24 hours. (Source - Daily Mail)
Chelsea set to miss out on Ezequiel Lavezzi with Paris Saint-Germain forward poised for ... -
Zenit St Petersburg have rejected a £70m offer from Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua for Hulk. [Mundo Deportivo]
Shanghai Shenhua are reportedly working on a deal to sign Loic Remy.
Shanghai Shenhua are looking to move for Loic Remy as he is feeling frustrated with not much playing time at Chelsea Fc ( )
.attacker in talks on €15m China move; contract on the table will blow your mind!
Loic Remy could be the latest player to move to the Chinese Super League with Shanghai Shenhua ready to make an £11m offer for the Frenchman
Shanghai Shenhua attacking midfielder Tim Cahill predicts that Chinese Super League spending will only increase as the clubs continue to
Shanghai Shenhua to make move for Chelsea striker Remy
Shenhua are about to offer £15m to sign Frenchman Loic Remy from Chelsea. (Sun)
Transfer news: Shanghai Shenhua eyes Chelsea striker Loic Remy as latest target to play in China
stunned as Shanghai Shenhua prepare to bring striker to China -
Chelsea braced for £11m bid from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua .
LigTV is reporting Ersan Gulum is heading to Shanghai Shenhua. NTVSpor is saying Heibei China Fortune. Him and Carmen Sandiego should meet.
Regarding Cheick Tiote's move to Shanghai Shenhua, the Chinese window doesn't close until February 25th, this could rumble on.
North Terrace News: Shenhua into cup final: It’s all about the CFA cup for Shanghai Shenhua this week, with th...
Diego Tardelli has iPhone thrown at him by Shanghai Shenhua fan in Chinese Super League match
Tim Cahill scores as Shanghai Shenhua cruise into Chinese Cup final
Demba Ba and Tim Cahill score to guide Shanghai Shenhua to Chinese FA Cup final
Chinese FA Cup: Ba scores twice to lead Blue Devils to tournament Final: Shanghai Shenhua made the trip to Bei...
"Cahill fires Shenhua into Cup final" Tim Cahill just can’t stop scoring goals in China, continuing his golden run by firing Shanghai Shenh…
This from Feb, and gee I wonder where Buzz was getting his info from. Hmm...
Cahill scores as Shenhua cruise into Chinese Cup final
.scores as Shanghai cruise into Chinese Cup final -
Visited my player Changqi Wu loaned from Shanghai Greenland Shenhua FC to last week in Valencia
Extension please! You are the best person to represent the shenhua spirit and Shanghai spirit!
Well done Shanghai Shenhua for a great performance and great run to the donation the CFA cup. Final on November 22 and 29 against Jiangsu
Shanghai Shenhua qualify for first CFA cup final since 1998 with resounding 4-1 victory and 7-3 aggregate win over Beijing Beikong
Sainty has made two-straight FACup final. This year we will be against with our good old friend, Shanghai Shenhua.
FULL-TIME, Shanghai Shenhua was to strong for Beijing. final score 1-4
2nd half between Beijing and Shanghai Shenhua has just been started! current score 0-2
HALF-TIME, Shanghai Shenhua is leading with 0-2 against Beijing
Super finish from Tim Cahill! Shanghai shenhua lead 1-0 in 2nd leg of Chinese fa cup semi final.
Beijing - Shanghai Shenhua has just been started!
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[Four Four Two]After a few years at Shanghai Shenhua and Avispa Fukuoka, he is now playi…
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I'm amused by these Shanghai Shenhua fans masks on arrival in the capital for the CFA cup semi v Beijing Beikong
LI Jianbin bicycle kicks his teammate in the face Shanghai Shenhua VS Ch... vía
DONE DEAL: Demba Ba has joined Shanghai Shenhua from Besiktas for a fee of £9.2m (€13m).
Ouch: Shanghai Shenhua player bicycle kicks his teammate in the face (Video)
VIDEO: Soccer player bicycle kicks his own teammate in the face (via
Lille signed defender Stoppila Sunzu on loan from Shanghai Shenhua. (Pic:
Tim Cahill scored a trademark header for Shanghai Shenhua in the Chinese Super…
Momo Sissoko said goodbye to and joins Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua.
Go with the flow: fellow import's advice to Tim Cahill
Just go with the flow: former import's advice to Shanghai Shenhua recruit Tim Cahill -
“VIDEO: impresses on debut as smash local rivals 6-2 |
Tim Cahill's Shanghai Shenhua won 6-2 on the Socceroos star's debut
ICYMI: made his debut for Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua in their 6-2 rout of Shanghai Shenxin on Monday->
Tim Cahill revels in 'amazing experience' after making debut for Shanghai Shenhua in 6-2 ... -
This is a huge reason players come to Shanghai - second to none fan culture of Shenhua fans as Cahill himself says
Stoppila Sunzu scores on his debut for Shanghai Shenhua in a 6-2 win. (cc
Tim Cahill has helped his new Chinese club Shanghai Greenland Shenhua to a thumping 6-2 victory over Shanghai...
Tim Cahill has described his debut for Shanghai Shenhua as an "amazing experience" in a 6-2 thrashing of local Chinese Super League rivals
Video: Cahill impresses on Shanghai debut - Fox Sports
Shanghai Shenhua hammered rivals Shanghai Shenxin 6-2 as Beijing Guoan won big too. Round-up:.
Over 31,000 fans at Shanghai SIPG v Jiangsu on Saturday, and 21,000 for Shanghia Shenhua v Shenxin. Shanghai football on the up.
VIDEO: Check out how went on his debut for Shanghai Shenhua -
Samoa's impact on China: Tim Cahill debut's in the Chinese major league for Shanghai Shenhua.
VIDEO | See highlights from debut for Shanghai Shenhua right here! -
“🇨🇳👍 off to a flyer! impresses on debut for Shanghai http:/…
“DONE DEAL:Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua have signed Tim Cahill, the player has confirmed.”
Shanghai Shenhua are keen to sign Wellington Phoenix striker Nathan Burns. [NZ Herald]
Zambia on Saturday kicked off their pre-2015 Africa Cup training camp in Johannesburg. The 2012 African champions arrived in South Africa early Friday evening in two groups with one flying out of Ndola for the Copperbelt-based players while the other flew in from Lusaka. Twenty four players were initially in the camp and an additional four were set to join on Saturday afternoon. Still to be expected is the Israel-based duo - striker Evans Kangwa and defender Emmanuel Mbola of Hapoel Ra’anana. Captain and defender Stopilla Sunzu who is in the midst of tying up a move from French Ligue 2 club Sochaux to Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua has not yet joined camp. Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene was due to join the team on Saturday evening. Meanwhile, technical advisor Dutchman Nico Labohm has also arrived to join Honour Janza’s bench.
Sochaux defender and the captain of the "chipolopolo" Stopilla Sunzu could be set to sign for Shanghai Shenhua in China
Zambia captain and Sochaux defender Stopilla Sunzu could be set to continue his career in China with Shanghai Shenhua.
Zambia captain Stopilla Sunzu is reportedly on his way to China to join Shanghai Shenhua, according to French sports daily L'Equipe.
Shanghai Shenhua to announce new club badge from shortlist of 10 fan submissions. Number 8 seems to be fans choice..
SH Shenhua. That team in Shanghai, I think that's the name
Demba Ba looks set to snub offers from Premier League sides to join either Shanghai Shenhua or Trabzonspor. (Source: E…
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I buy too many football jerseys..what am I gonna do with Beijing Guoan and shanghai shenhua
Firas Al-Khatib leaves Shanghai Shenhua to make way for new yet-to-be identified foreign striker. Firas may yet join another CSL club.
Shanghai Greenland (Shenhua) have released Syrian striker Firas Al-Khatib today.
speaking of DROG. i have the Shanghai Shenhua size L BNWT 11DROGBA
Shanghai Shenhua to sign Anelka on 2-year deal - (Adds details) (read the story...)
I have a source saying he's close to signing with Shanghai Shenhua. Go figure.
Messi told to quit Barcelona and join Crystal Palace, Ronaldo told to quit and join Shanghai Shenhua. Liverpool...
ON THIS DAY: In 2012, Didier Drogba left Chelsea for Shanghai Shenhua after 8 seasons with the club.
Nicolas Anelka contract will be worth £8m a year (£150k+ a week) with Shanghai Shenhua... I'm sure football was the motivating factor!!!
BREAKING NEWS: Drogba confirms Shanghai Shenhua move - More to follow... Open an account with...
Shanghai Shenhua make query for Boca Juniors forward Juan Manuel Martinez
Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell has a message for fans in China ahead of the club's Tour 2012 match against Shanghai Shenhua.
Kenwyne Jones is a target for Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua. The Stoke striker, 29, has started just four Premier League games this season under new boss Mark Hughes. Trinidad & Tobago international Jones will be allowed to leave for a cut-price £1million. (B)
Football players at the very top of the game earn an extraordinary amount of money each year. Here are the top ten highest paid players, courtesy of business magazine Forbes. The following list is based purely on salary earnings, and does not include endorsements - or else David Beckham would place number one despite retiring in May. 10. Kaka (Real Madrid - AC Milan) £8.57 million Kaka may have had a disappointing and injury interrupted Real Madrid career, but earned a colossal salary nonetheless having signed for the Spanish capital club as a world record transfer. The Brazilian has since moved to AC Milan, where he has taken a salary cut of over 50% from his previous wages at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. It is therefore unlikely that Kaka will be in this list in 2014. 9. Didier Drogba (Shanghai Shenhua - Galatasaray) £9.82 million Didier Drogba left Chelsea in summer 2012 after slotting the winning penalty in the UEFA Champions League final, landing a lucrative transfer to Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua. ...
Peter Utaka Floors Yakubu Ex-national team star, Peter Utaka has taken shine off fellow-Super Eagles outcast, Yakubu Aiyegbeni (Yak Attack), as the former OB Odense of Denmark hitman took his stock to a higher pedestal, following his fourth and fifth goals of the season in the Chinese Super League, where he lines out for Beijing Guoan, which he joined in the off-season. Peter Utaka’s goals secured a 2-0 win for Guoan against Shanghai Shenhua in a Week 26 clash at The Workers Stadium, as he hit target once in each half to take his team to third spot on the standings. Since Utaka’s arrival at Beijing Guoan early this summer, the 29-year-old former Eagles invitee has continued on a roller-coaster, thereby helping the capital side occupy third position in the standings with 43 points. In similar style, fellow-China-based former Eagles striker, Aiyegbeni returned to goals scoring form, despite an injury scare that hit him recently, as he made the best of his starting role to *** a hat-trick with Guangzh .. ...
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Get that up on the site tomorrow. Interesting to hear about his time at Shanghai Shenhua with
Drogba released by Shanghai Shenhua?! Arsene, are you watching?
no idea, have you watched any of him with Shanghai Shenhua? or pre seasom?
Last time I watched Drogba, he was playing for Shanghai ShenHua and he looked really bored, totally the opposite of tonight's game in Kayser
I don't understand why substitute atom when the midfield was out of control and luneng strengthen offensive. Shenhua#
That was a fabulous game of football. FT: Shandong Luneng 3-2 Shanghai Shenhua. 2 goals and an assist on his debut for Vagner Love.
Cracking comeback in the Shandong Luneng v Shanghai Shenhua game. 3-2 in the last minute.yes I have nothing better to do this afternoon
60': Shandong Luneng 1-2 Shanghai Shenhua. Vagner Love scores on his debut, 2 for Dady.
Shanghai Shenhua 2-0 up at HT & still 2/5 for the win that looks very very generous
Who's your Dady? Well his 2nd-minute goal separates Shanghai Shenhua and Shandong Luneng.
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Shandong Luneng V Shanghai Shenhua for me in an hour. Vagner Love!
Big game for Shandong tonight against Shanghai Shenhua.Hopefully another 3 points for the boys
You know what happened to Shanghai Shenhua's case against Drogba?
Stars go to China for soccer tournament Ramatsiyi Moholoa THE 2012-13 Absa Premiership soccer season may have ended, but Free State Stars are not resting as yet. Ea Lla Koto are going to China where they will participate in an international soccer tournament in Shanghai as part of their plans to build the profile of the club. Stars, who finished the season seventh on the log, will leave for Shanghai on Saturday. The games will be played at various venues in China. A total of six clubs will take part in this five-day tournament organised by Shanghai Football Association to promote their city. Three soccer giants in China, including Shanghai Shenhua, have confirmed their participation. Shanghai Shenxin and SIPF FC will also compete in the tournament. South Korea will be represented by two clubs in Daejeon and Gyeongnam. Stars general manager Rantsi Mokoena said the tournament was a great platform to expose some of their youngsters to international soccer. "It is such a great honour for us to be invited to t ...
Beijing Guoan, u guys need to start sticking to the game!!! First u lost to Seoul FC and then u came back and lost to Shanghai Shenhua!!! that is a NONO!!. Please do not *** me off!!! Shao Jiayi, I have seen u play since 2001 and u are legend. Okay Chinese FA Cup lets do this because u know Dali is kicking *** right now so we better be careful. On the other Side, San Jose Sharks, Great work and start chomping the Kings and kick *** in Cali
Sports Illustrated have released their list of the highest earning athletes in sport. Alongside a top 50 from American citizens or athletes competing in the country, the US-based magazine has also produced a list of the top 20 ‘international earners’ spanning all sports. ‘Soccer’ players, as they like to say across the pond, dominate the list. Indeed, of the top 20, exactly half play the most popular game in the world. Roger Federer and Fernando Alonso are second and third on the list respectively, whilst boxer Manny Pacquiao comes in sixth. US pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather was the highest-earning athlete in the world. We’re focusing on football players in this list however, so enjoy the top ten players who earn the big bucks whilst putting a smile on the faces of fans. 10. Didier Drogba (Galatasaray) - $15,200,000 The Ivorian continues to reap the rewards of bring a national icon, despite moves to Shanghai Shenhua and Galatasaray after a stunning eight-year spell at Chelsea. Nike, Samsu ...
Anybody knows where I can get Didier Drogba's Shanghai Shenhua's jersey?
UEFA REJECTS SCHALKE PROTEST AGAINST DROGBA UEFA has ruled that Didier Drogba was eligible to play for Galatasaray in the Champions League last-16 round last week. UEFA says its disciplinary panel dismissed Schalke's protest lodged after the Ivory Coast forward played in a 1-1 draw in Istanbul last week. Clubs fielding ineligible players risk forfeiting matches. Schalke questioned Drogba's status following his January transfer to Turkey from Shanghai Shenhua. The Chinese club has filed a breach of contract complaint with FIFA. Drobga claims his salary was not being paid. FIFA provisionally cleared Drogba to play while its legal department studies the case. UEFA registered Drogba on a Champions League squad list which Galatasaray submitted by a Feb. 1 deadline. Schalke hosts Galatasaray in the return match on March 12.
Match-fixing and bribery in Chinese football are endemic, sport insiders say Former footballer and journalist blame game's woes on low player salaries and machinations of local government officials A security guard walks outside the Shanghai Shenhua club, which has been stripped of a league title for match-fixing. Photograph: Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images Match-fixing and bribery are endemic in Chinese football, primarily because of low player salaries and unchecked local government officials, according to the deputy editor-in-chief of a popular Chinese sports newspaper and a former professional footballer. Their insights into corruption at the top levels of the game in China cast further light on the problems facing football, after the Chinese Football Association... ~puffin
Didier Drogba allowed by the FIFA to play for his new club Galatasaray Istanbul!!! Is this the special bonus for big names?? He is still holding a valid contract with Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua till 2014 whilst moving to turkey in winter. The Chinese headed to the FIFA for Didier Drogba breaching the contract with them. So far no final decision was given, but yet he got an interim ok to play for the Turkish club. Once again, is this the bonus of having a big game?
Sky Sports understands that Birmingham City have rejected an approach from Shanghai Shenhua for Marlon King.
The striker arrived in Istanbul on Friday evening after agreeing to join the Turkish club from Shanghai Shenhua in January, though his move was delayed by his Afcon participation New Galatasaray signing Didier Drogba is raring to having been given a rapturous welcome on his arrival in Istanbul on Friday. Similar to when Wesley Sneijder arrived in the country last month to finalise his move to the Champions League last-16 competitors, thousands of fans greeted the striker upon his exit from the airport. Once he arrived at the club headquarters, Drogba revealed his satisfaction with his signing from Shanghai Shenhua - where his agents had claimed he was not being paid - and said he hopes to aid to club in future achievements. Sat alongside head coach Fatih Terim, the forward told Galatasaray TV: "I've met with the coach, but it’s not the first time we’ve met. He just remembered me from when Cote d’Ivoire national team played against Turkey. "I’m really happy to be here for me as it’s a new challen ...
Galatasaray vice-president Refik Arkan is confident Didier Drogba will get clearance to play for the Turkish champions soon. The 34-year-old left Shanghai Shenhua for Galatasaray in the January transfer window, but his former club are adamant he is still contracted to them. Nevertheless, the Istanbul giants believe Drogba will soon arrive at the Turk Telekom Arena. "He might not be able to play against Antalyaspor (on Sunday). Because we need to get temporary permission from FIFA, and FIFA rules are such that the player should be played as quickly as possible," Arkan told Radyospor. "They will give a temporary licence, followed by the permit. "Drogba's country were knocked out of the Africa Cup of Nations. The team have now returned to Cote d'Ivoire. Afterwards, he will go to London. He will need a day or two to move his stuff. I think he'll come to Istanbul this week." Galatasaray are top of the Turkish league table with 37 points from 20 games.
Juventus president Beppe Moratta revealed the club signed Nicolas Anelka from Shanghai Shenhua on a five-month rolling contract.
3:06 Former Chelsea player Nicolas Anelka is already Juventus player, who borrowed the French club Shanghai Shenhua. Anelkas arrival will probably push that club officials Quagliarellan to borrow any Italian club. 15:04, after Iker Casillas damage in the thumb of that hand to hold off the field for some time, leaders Real Madrid buy for 3 and a half million Euros Sevilla goalkeeper Diego Lopez, who had been taken with the same figure by Villarreal. 13:10, Manchester United has confirmed the transfer of promising young Wilfred Zaha of Crystal Palace team. Zaha only 20-year-old is seen as the future of Scottish attack Ferguson, while its Zaha expressed his satisfaction over to a great team like Manchester United. 12:03 Arsenal target and many other skudrave in the Premier League, Yann M'Vila is now officially gamers Russian club Rubin Kazan. 22:30, Milan made the move in Merkato completing Zaccardo defenders transfer from Parma. This move from AC Milan will probably convince fans hope next purchases before ...
Soccer news: 1-West Brom have confirmed that they have rejected a second offer from QPR for unsettled striker Peter Odemwingie. 2- Messi is the first player in the last 50 years to score 4 goals in 3 La Liga games since Di Stefano and Kubala in 1961... 3- Rafael Benitez has said that he believes Chelsea captain John Terry has the required qualities to shine as a manager. 4- Galatasaray have confirmed they are in negotiations with Shanghai Shenhua to complete the signing of Didier Drogba.
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
European transfer latest: Including Drogba and El Shaarawy Didier Drogba has become the latest big name player to reportedly be on his way to Turkish side Galatasaray. Following on from the recent acquisition of Wesley Sneijder the Ivorian striker only recently signed for Shanghai Shenhua after leaving Chelsea The potential for Inter Milan to bring Paulinho into the club has risen with the sale of Phillipe Coutinho to Liverpool apparently imminent. The Brazilian international is reportedly valued at £15 million by his current club Corinthians and the combined influx of cash from both the Coutinho and Sneijder deals could fund a move. Inter Milan team manager Ivan Cordoba was speaking today of his admiration for Paulinho which will only stoke the flames of a potential signing. Napoli have made an audacious bid to sign AC Milan forward Stephan El Shaarawy; which has been instantly denied by Silvio Berlusconi. The offer, said to be in the region of €30 million, was with the intention of partnering the Ita ...
Oldham chairman Simon Corney says Paul Dickov's position is "OK for the time being" after it was reported the manager could be facing the sack. Stoke's Glenn Whelan will not face action over his two-footed challenge on Manchester City's Javi Garcia, the Football Association confirms. Referee Howard Webb and his officials were criticised for not having a clear view of the tackle, which happened early in the second half of City's 1-0 win at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday. Turkish top flight club Galatasaray has confirmed that they are negotiating a deal that would bring Ivory Coast and Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba to Istanbul. "Galatasaray Sports Club has begun official negotiations regarding the transfer of Ivorian professional football player Didier Drogba from FC Shanghai Shenhua," the club said on its website. West Bromwich Albion reject a second offer from Queens Park Rangers for striker Peter Odemwingie. The club's sporting and technical director Richard Garlick says: "As we have repeatedly ...
I wanted my Drog back CHELSEA have tried to re-sign Champions League final hero Drogba — but he is set to snub them for Turkey’s Galatasaray CHELSEA have made a sensational bid to re-sign DidierDrogba. Owner Roman Abramovich made an embarrassing U-turn by sanctioning a move for the former Blues hero. Drog, 34, was offered a six-month deal to the summer with a further one-year option for next season. It was a blunt admission by Red Rom that his £50million golden boy Fernando Torres has flopped. But Drogba turned down Rom’s offer and is set to join Turkish side Galatasaray today. Drogba quit Chelsea for Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua in May after scoring the winning penalty in Blues’ Champions League final win over Bayern Munich. He left after Blues offered him a one-year deal when hewanted two. But the Ivory Coast striker failed to settle in China and has been looking for a move during the transfer window. Drogba trained at Chelsea before the African Nations Cup so the club’s top brass believed t ...
Latest gossip,news and transfers Tottenham could sell star man Gareth Bale to provide a summer transfer war chest, the Sunday Times claims. Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has refused to pay over £10m for a player this window, pricing them out of competition for players such as Leandro Damiao, the Internacional striker. Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas would rather spend big this summer than sign cheaper players now. David Beckham will use his influence to try and convince four big-name England stars, including Steven Gerrard, to join the MLS, the Sunday People reports. The former England captain will approach his old team-mates Peter Crouch, Ashley Cole, Gerrard and Michael Carrick in a bid to convince them to end their careers in the US. The players have been identified by MLS bosses as key targets and would be paid handsomely – around £4 million a year – if they signed up. Beckham has attracted interest from Monaco, Paris Saint Germain, Perth Glory and Shanghai Shenhua. Aston Villa are ready to sel ...
DROGBA’S TIME IS COMING TO AN END Ivory Coast captain Didier Drogba dismissed concerns he may not be in top form after starting Saturday's African Nations Cup 3-0 win over Tunisia on the bench, the first time he was dropped in his international career. Drogba was brought on for the final 25 minutes of the energy-charged Group D game but still failed to impress, and left it to his teammates Gervinho, Yaya Toure and Didier Ya Konan to ensure a second successive win for the Elephants at tournament. Drogba last week said he was at only 50-60 percent of his fitness after finishing the season with Shanghai Shenhua in China at the start of November and then not playing for two months before reporting for Nations Cup preparations. On Saturday he said he was fit to play throughout. "I feel great. The coach picked his team, and we adapt and play," Drogba told journalists. "I'm not the manager and it wasn't my decision. Don't try to make a big deal out of the fact that I was on the bench because it's not." Kolo To ...
TRANSFERS -Tom 20 Likes for TRANSFERS have made a shock move to take Arsenal's England right-back Carl Jenkinson on loan. But Arsene Wenger is reluctant to let the 20-year-old leave, even on a short-term basis. West Ham have had a £1.75m bid rejected for Montpellier defender Henri Bedimo. The 28-year-old Cameroon international left-back can also play in midfield. Juventus are set to sign the Former Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka from Shanghai Shenhua on a six-month deal with the option to extend his stay by a further year. The 33-year-old has been linked with a number of other clubs in the transfer window, including QPR. Tottenham have edged ahead of Norwich in the race to sign Celtic's 24-year-old striker Gary Hooper. Fulham have made a late enquiry for South Korea international left-back Yun Suk-Young, 22, who is due to join QPR pending a work permit. Wigan are weighing up a loan move for Mexican striker Aldo De Nigris. The 29-year-old has won the Mexican League twice with Monterrey. Leeds offer Lucian ...
World Football News Update 1. Real Madrid's new signing Diego Lopez could not hide his joy after his move to the Spanish capital was made official. 2. Juventus have reached a agreement to sign Shanghai Shenhua striker Nicolas Anelka until the end of the season 3. Barcelona have deployed Dani Alves as their secret weapon in the battle to sign Brazil superstar Neymar. 4. Sir Alex Ferguson has hit back at criticism of Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea after the Spaniard was criticised for his role in Tottenham’s equaliser last weekend. 5. Olympique Lyon midfielder Michel Bastos and Schalke 04 have come to an agreement over the player's proposed move to Germany. 6. Inter defender Cristian Chivu has said that he does not hold anything against Wesley Sneijder after the midfielder left the Serie A outfit for Turkey. 7. Ryan Giggs is "desperate" for Manchester United to win the FA Cup this season, as they prepare for their fourth round clash with Fulham on Saturday. 8. Nigeria midfielder John Obi Mikel ...
`Transfer news` 1. Juventus and AC Milan are interested in signing Didier Drogba from Shanghai Shenhua. 2. But Didier Drogba is nearing a switch to AC Milan, according to reports in Italy. 3. Newcastle have signed a second French player in the space of 24 hours after confirming the arrival of forward Yoan Gouffran from Bordeaux on a four-year deal. 4. Arsenal and Manchester United's hopes of signing Germany Under-17 captain Jonathan Tah have been dashed after he signed professional terms with Hamburg. 5. Arsenal target Adrian Lopez insists he is unaffected by speculation linking him with the north London club and says he plans to continue at Atletico Madrid. 6. Spurs and Arsenal could be encouraged to bid for Younes Belhanda after Montpellier revealed they had received no offer from Inter Milan for the playmaker. 7. Tottenham have opted against recalling Danny Rose from his loan at Sunderland, meaning the defender will see out the season at the Stadium of Light. 8. Tottenham target Miralem Pjanic has rule ...
Sky: Milan are in contact with Drogba's entourage. They're certain that he'll be released from Shanghai Shenhua !!!
- Juventus have established good relationships with the Didier Drogba. - Italian agent Andrea Pretti believe, can bring Juventus striker Didier Drogba Shanghai Shenhua in the winter transfer market. Pretti is an expert analyst as well as the Far East transfer market, he predicted that Chelsea legend still has a chance in uniform the Turin club. "In my view, yes. Throughout this week we have heard there is a lot of interest in the Ivory Coast, but has the advantage of leading edge and Juventus. They have been in contact with the management of the players before Drogba's move to Shanghai Shenhua," said Pretti told TMW. "Then, the players decided to welcome a big offer from Chinese club. Drogba in China has worked very well. He actually was not happy with his contract, but he acted professionally, and it is always shown in his career," he said.
Didier Drogba Chelsea to Shanghai Shenhua Didier Drogba left Chelsea last summer as, perhaps, the greatest Stamford Bridge legend of them all having scored the decisive penalty that secured the European Cup for the west London club. The veteran striker opted to run down his contract with Chelsea - and departed in the perfect circumstances - and was courted by a number of Europe's elite when he became a free agent. Despite the offers to stay in Europe, Drogba opted for one final payday and signed for Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua - joining up with Former Chelsea teammate Nicolas Anelka. But things have not exactly panned out as Drogba would have hoped, and reports of financial meltdown and unpaid wages have led to speculation the Ivorian could make a swift exit from China.
Didier Yves Drogba Tebily is an Ivorian footballer who plays center forward for Shanghai Shenhua. He was born on 11 March 1978 and is all time top scorer of the Cote d’Ivoire national football team. He is known for his career at Chelsea and has scored more goals for Chelsea than any foreign player. He is currently Chelsea’s fourth highest goal scorer of all time. Following his career with Chelsea in October 2012, he was voted by Chelsea supporters as the club’s greatest ever player. His key attributes include his physical strength, ability in the air and his ability to retain possession of the ball. Besides his football career, Drogba has the conviction and the vision which many people admire. He received the humanitarian sports award in recognition of his work with the Didier Drogba Foundation and his unique place in Ivorian society. The football star set up the Didier Drogba Foundation in 2007 in a bid to help provide the people of Cote d’Ivoire with the services they need to improve their quali ...
Shenhua, if you can't even register your team on time, how do you expect to keep Didier Drogba? [In Chinese]
Will: 2 points, Others: 1 point Quiz, Question club did Drogba get transferred too? ~mitchell
"Juventus, AC Milan, Celtic are all interesting teams, but Didier is still a Shanghai Shenhua player."
"Shanghai Shenhua offers £250k per week deal to Chslsea legend Lampard - Al-Bawaba Shoot me now.
(FooTball trolls, memes and news) Manager: WC! Admins: PP, Gooner, FJJF, LM and JY! X-Chelsea payers seem to be heading for SHANGHAI SHENHUA like Drogba and Anelka. Lampard could be following.
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Pretti: "Juventus has an important advantage. They had contact with the management of Didier Drogba before his move to Shanghai Shenhua" END
Socceroo striker Joel Griffiths will also make his Sydney FC debut against Wellington Phoenix on Saturday at Allianz Stadium as the Sky Blues seek back-to-back victories. Griffiths has been training with Sydney FC for the past month after signing from Shanghai Shenhua and will make his long-anticipated debut on Saturday night as Sydney FC looks to edge closer to the top six.
Italian agent Andrea Pretti feels Juventus can sign Shanghai Shenhua striker Didier Drogba. Pretti is an expert...
Latest West Ham transfer news: West Ham United and Fulham are in a battle to sign a talented French Under-21 international defender Fabrice N’Sakala. West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has no plans to allow James Tomkins to leave. West Ham United have reportedly told Carlton Cole that he can leave the club and believe that the striker's future lies elsewhere. Nicolas Anelka has been linked with West Ham as he tries to negotiate the end of his contract with Shanghai Shenhua.
Beppe Marotta has told Juventus fans to forget about any major signings before the end of this month. The Old Lady have been strongly linked with a possible bid for Shanghai Shenhua ace Didier Drogba, but the director general seems to have ruled out that option. “The transfer window will close without any major signings,” he told Sky Sport Italia. “The January market is not offering important names for Juventus. “We are looking around, evaluating, but in the meantime we want to recover those players who are absent with injury or participating at the African Cup of Nations. “We’re missing important elements like Claudio Marchisio, Giorgio Chiellini, Kwadwo Asamoah and Simone Pepe, while Mirko Vucinic is not playing continuously because of fitness issues.”
Shanghai Shenhua striker Didier Drogba has insisted that he has had “no contact with other clubs” over a possible move this month.
Interesting piece from reviewing Shanghai Shenhua's season - doubt Mathieu Manset will want to read it
Saturday's breaking transfer window gossip TRANSFER GOSSIP Swansea have made a £7m bid for Blackpool winger Tom Ince, 20. The England Under-21 international is also a target for former club Liverpool. Full story: talkSPORT QPR have failed with a £7.3m offer for Rennes' French midfielder Yann M'Vila, 22. The Ligue 1 club are holding out for around £8.3m and M'Vila is keen to move to Loftus Road as long as the deal involves a release clause in the event of Rangers being relegated. Full story: Le Parisien (French) Tom Ince Ince has scored 13 goals this season. Chelsea are preparing a £22m bid to bring Real Madrid's former Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric, 27, back to England. Full story; The Sun AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has ruled out signing Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, 34, who is currently at Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua, and insists the club will keep Brazilian forward Robinho, 28, until at least the end of the season. Full story: Gazzetta dello Sport (Italian) Tottenham could ...
Shanghai Shenxin choose blue kits for 2013, the same as the similarly named Shenhua
answer ni Nicolas Anelka who's currently playin for Chinese outfit Shanghai shenhua
The Sun's retirement story has no weight to it at all in my opinion
Decent piece on John Aloisi, once linked with by returning to Sydney this weekend
Italian agent Francesco is backing move for Shenhua striker Didier [TMW]
Had a real bad dream, Andy Johnson about to join Shanghai Shenhua is brought on loan by Wenger:p
PSG coach Ancelotti insists nothing has changed regarding Anelka’s situation in Paris and he will return to Chinese outfit Shanghai Shenhua.
Carlo Ancelotti says Nicolas Anelka will return to Chinese outfit Shanghai Shenhua and is not set to join Paris Saint-Germain.
- Ashley Cole's agent has flown toSpain with a view to speaking to Real Madrid about a possible move for the Chelsea defender. (Daily Mail) - Michael Laudrup is set to bag Swansea another stunning bargain from La Liga by nabbing Real Betis ace Jose Alberto Canas for nothing. (The Sun) - Newcastle are keen on landing Rennes bad boy midfielder Yann M'Vila. (Daily Mail) - The Gunners remain favourites to sign striker Adrian Lopez if he leaves Spain this month. (Daily Express) - Nicolas Anelka could announce his shock RETIREMENT after leaving Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua. (The Sun) - Inter Milan have agreed to Galatasaray’s £8million bid for Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder, 28. (The Sun) - QPR are weighing up a deal for Zulte Waregem striker Habib Habibou. (Daily Mail) - Sunderland are giving a 10-day trial to American goalkeeper Joe Willis. The 24-year-old DC United player is also due to train with West Brom. (Daily Mail) - Bayer Leverkusen have slapped a £12m asking price on Manchester United target L ...
Drogba named World Goalgetter of the 21st Century Former Chelsea danger man, Didier Drogba of Ivory Coast has been named as the World’s best scorer in the past decade. According to a list released by IFFHS, Drogba is the best of the best as he became the only player to hit 100+ goals since the year 2001. Direction Drogba who now turns out for Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua is the first, and only striker to reach - and surpass the magic number of 100 international goals in international games. To declare Drogba the best, IFFHS factored in goals from full "A" internationals, Continental club competitions of the UEFA, CONMEBOL, CONCACAF, AFC, CAF and OFC and official matches between the topical continental club champions, which take place among the direction of the continental confederations contribute to the final list. Games in the FIFA Club World Cup, Olympic games and continental Super Cup matches of the six confederations were also considered. 104 goals Drogba tops the list with 104 goals, ...
World Football News Update 1. According to reports, Reading,are keen to take Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck on loan for the remainder of the season. 2. Marseille striker, Loic Remy,would prefer a move to Newcastle over his other Premier League suitors QPR, according to L'Equipe. 3. Everton remain hopeful of keeping midfielder Marouane Fellaini, despite details of a £22m buy-out clause in his contract. 4. Former Brazil international Rivaldo, 40, looks set to join the 15th club of his professional career after reaching a deal with Brazilian club Sao Caetano. The 1999 Ballon D'Or winner left Angolan club Kabuscorp last November. 5. Manchester City have returned approximately 900 tickets for their match at Arsenal on Sunday. The category A tickets were priced at £62. They fans complained that they were too high. 6. Didier Drogba's agent, Thierno Seydi, has admitted that Juventus have contacted him about the Shanghai Shenhua striker's availability, but added that the Serie A champions' interest is n ...
No food aid' for million Syrians One million Syrians are going hungry and helpless due to the 22-month civil conflict in the country, says the UN food agency. Syrians dream of returning home SPORT Didier Drogba & Nicolas Anelka put Chinese football on the map If you ever have reason to seek out a video clip of the moment Didier Drogba arrived in China, make sure you turn down the volume. In scenes reminiscent of Beatlemania, the Former Chelsea striker emerges through the sliding doors at Shanghai airport to be greeted by ear-splitting screams. He is ushered through a vast swathe of Shanghai Shenhua fans, who chant his name, wave the team's flag and compete for a vantage point from which to snap a photo of their new hero. Drogba is clearly a little taken aback as the crowd swells to an even greater number outside the terminal building before an increasingly flustered-looking troop of security guards bundle him into a car and away. China Super League teams map China's 16 Super League teams for the 2013 sea ...
Frank Lampard is in Chelsea contract talks: what is really going on? Lampard's Chelsea deal expires at the end of the season, and he is this month free to agree a pre-contract deal with another side. He is not, despite what some rumours may say, about to leave Chelsea during January: his contract will not let him walk away, and Chelsea will not pay the £4m cost of sacking him. There are strong echoes of what happened last season with Didier Drogba: where the Ivorian held out for the best deal. In Drogba's case, he had already agreed to move to Shanghai Shenhua in January – no such move appears to be on the table for Lampard at this stage. The midfielder, who has now scored three times in a week for Chelsea, has been clear for some time there has been no recent dialogue between him and the club over his future. He says he is only thinking about remaining True Blue, and is desperate to do a deal. On Friday a story broke, saying that he was willing to take a £100k a week pay cut in order to stay. My info ...
TRANSFER NEWS: 1. Chelsea and Manchester City areinterested in signing Fabio Coentrao. A loan or permanent deal is on the cards in January. 2. Thai striker Teerasil Dangda willtrain with Atletico Madrid for two weeks with a view to a permanent move 3. Jovetic could join Juve in June 4. Zenit St Petersburg want AC Milan right-back Ignazio Abate for€10m in January 5 Juventus president Beppe Marotta is hopeful that Didier Drogba will be able to leave Shanghai Shenhua on a free so hecan offer an 18-month deal. 6. AC Milan have not been able to reach an agreement with Santos for Robinho. CEO Adriano Galliani wants €10m, but Peixe would not go above their offer of €7m. 7. Guillaume Hoarau has agreed for a three-year contract with Dalian Aerbin and will go to China on Monday 8. QPR are plotting an £8 million move for out-of-favour Manchester City centre-back Joleon Lescott, 9. Wolfsburg and Borussia Dortmund are negotiating a deal for Ivan Perisic. 10. Galatasaray eye Heitinga move 11. Man City plot Balot ...
Transfer Update 1. Chelsea Prepare £25m Opening Offer for Real Madrid Striker Gonzalo Higuain. (Caught Offside) 2. Liverpool have had a loan bid for Barcelona striker David Villa rejected. The Spanish club want a £16m permanent deal for the 31-year-old. (Daily Mail) 3. Tottenham are in pole position to sign Schalke defender Lewis Holtby, 22, whose contract runs out at the end of the season. (The Times) 4. Paris Saint-Germain say they have not approached Cole about moving to France. (ESPN) 5. Real Madrid’s Xabi Alonso would consider Liverpool return. (Sky Sports) 6. Liverpool eager to rip up loan for Real Madrid’s Nuri Sahin. (Tribal Football) 7. Arsenal have cancelled fee talks with Palace to take Zaha, United now the most likely. (Various sources) 8. Arsenal are dropping the pursuit for Zaha, as Theo Walcott may reject PSG interest and sign new deal with Gunners. 9. Beckham may move to China with Super League team Shanghai Shenhua and would net a minimum £250,000-a-week. (The People) 10. Sunderlan ...
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David Beckham is 'unlikely' to be signed by Chinese top-flight team Shanghai Shenhua, according to a club insider.
Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp fears transfer target Nicolas Anelka, 33, could be out of the London club's price range. Redknapp wants to sign the Shanghai Shenhua forward in January.
Marcello Lippi has recently faced Didier Drogba in China and urged Milan to make him an offer, as “he’d form a great partnership” with Stephan El Shaarawy. The Ivory Coast international is currently training with Chelsea during the close season and could well leave Shanghai Shenhua. “If Robinho and Alexandre Pato really are leaving Milan, then I’d see Drogba doing better for the Rossoneri than Juventus,” Lippi told La Gazzetta dello Sport. “He played against my Guangzhou Evergrande recently and is still a beast. He really makes the difference on the field. “Drogba would be a precious addition to the squad both in Serie A and the Champions League. In technical terms, he’d form a great partnership with El Shaarawy.” However, as with the earlier interest from Juventus, Lippi does see one rather large obstacle. “He didn’t choose to go to China by following his heart or making a footballing decision. It was purely for the money, as he earns €1m per month. Do you think he’d agree to ...
Big money, but is China worth it for Drogba and co? If Frank Lampard is to swap Chelsea for China, he might do well to first consider the colourful experiences of his former team-mates Nicolas Anelka and Didier Drogba. Pay disputes, off-pitch rows and an alien culture have seen many of the foreign stars to have joined the Chinese Super League beating down the door to get out again, sometimes months after arriving, after being unable to settle. Former France striker Anelka became the first genuine world football figure to play in China when he was snapped up by Shanghai Shenhua for a widely reported 175,000 pounds ($283,000) a week 10 months ago. He was joined in Shanghai in the summer by Drogba, who signed for an eye-watering 200,000 pounds a week. But the 33-year-old Anelka quickly saw his move turn sour and is in talks with the club to leave, with reports suggesting Drogba might go with him. Drogba is yet to receive his salary for December because of a boardroom row, said the Oriental Sports Daily, whil ...
AC Milan captain Massimo Ambrosini hopes they can sign Chelsea legend Didier Drogba. Milan are also keen on Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli, but Ambrosini favours the Shanghai Shenhua veteran. "Drogba is complete, Mario has talent but ...," said Ambrosini. "You cannot justify certain poor attitudes with his age." John Aarfee
Italian media suggest Didier Drogba is house-hunting in Turin ahead of a January transfer to Juventus. The striker is currently training with his old club Chelsea, as the Chinese season has already concluded and he is eager to leave Shanghai Shenhua. The latest reports in Italy claim the Ivory Coast international was spotted in Turin recently looking at houses. Click link for full story.
QPR manager Harry Redknapp has admitted his openness in bringing Nicolas Anelka to Loftus Road, but he stated that any deal depends on how expensive it will be for the Premier League strugglers. The West London side's first win of the season over Fulham last weekend saw the club move up from the bottom of the league table, but the Rs are still five points adrift of safety even after Redknapp replaced Mark Hughes on the bench. Redknapp believes that the 33-year-old Anelka, said to be departing Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua, could help fire his side to safety, providing the terms suit both the club and the player. "[Anelka] is a player that is of interest to anybody. I think he is finishing in China so he is available," Redknapp told reporters. "He is a top player, so he is a player we would be interested in, but whether we could afford to get anywhere near him, I am not sure."
Ivory Coast captain, Didier Drogba has been highly tipped to win the Confederation of African Football and Globacom African player of the year award for the third time at Thursday night’s expected lavish ceremony in Accra. Drogba faces challenges from compatriot Yaya Toure who powered Manchester City to their first English Premier League title in over four decades in the year under review as well as the Cameroonian, Alexandre Song who began the year playing for Arsenal in England but is now a player of Spanish giants, FC Barcelona. A survey conducted by yours truly in the Ghanaian capital host of the high level awards, has indicated that Drogba is the estimated leading candidate. Many people have tipped the Elephants’ skipper who converted the last and winning penalty with his last kick for Chelsea to win the European Champions’ League trophy for the first time ever back in May, before switching to Chinese side, Shanghai Shenhua. Drogba who beat Ghana's Michael Essien to win his first Glo CAF Footba ...
Didier Drogba departure is costing Chelsea, says Neil Warnock Leeds manager Neil Warnock believes Chelsea are paying the price for letting Didier Drogba leave in the summer and is relieved he won’t be starting up front against his side tonight. Chelsea have already missed out on three trophies this season having been beaten in the Community Shield, Uefa Super Cup and Fifa Club World Club Cup and they have also been knocked out in the group stages of the Champions League. Drogba (above) thrived in such big games during his eight years at Stamford Bridge and scored nine goals in major finals, including their success in the Champions League and FA Cup last term. The 34-year-old wanted to stay, but Chelsea refused to give him the two-year contract he wanted and he joined Shanghai Shenhua on a free transfer instead. One of the reasons was so that £50m forward Fernando Torres, who is still struggling to make an impact at the club, could be guaranteed to be first choice striker. Warnock feels that decision ha ...
Buckley on Balotelli's private life and Drogba's future - The Italian football expert discusses all the latest news from Serie A as Juventus and AC Milan react to their respective Champions League last 16 draws against Celtic and Barcelona. He also looks at the Old Lady's move for Shanghai Shenhua's Didier Drogba. And he discusses the latest events in Mario Balotelli 's ever-turbulent private life as he faces the possibility of a paternatiy test after his ex-girlf...
It's going down tonight Comedy Night with "Hot Slap" alongside other comedians + Live Band + Karaoke INVASION inside Krystis building... Come n jolly with top Africa football celebrities such as Didier Drogba of Shanghai Shenhua, Yaya Toure of Manchester City, Alex Song of Barcelona, Demba Ba of Newcastle, Andre Ayew of Marseille, & many more... It was a blast last thursday its gonna be a bomb this week... Doors open at 7pm till you drop dead!!!
TOP 10 transfer shocks. Some of these were incredible!1)→ David Beckham Real Madrid to LA Galaxy (FT)‐The England midfielder left Manchester United after falling out with manager Sir Alex Ferguson in 03 & helped Real Madrid to the Spanish title during his final year at the club in 2007.2)→ Didier Drogba Chelsea to Shanghai Shenhua (FT)‐The Ivorian international moved to Stamford Bridge in 2004, and enjoyed eight years of success at Chelsea before running his contract down earlier this summer.3)→ Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United to Real Madrid (£80m)‐The Portuguese winger completed the biggest move in football history in 2009, leaving the Red Devils after six years of unprecedented success at Old Trafford.4)→ Andy Carroll Newcastle United to Liverpool (£35m)‐Alan Shearer told GiveMeFootball he’d be ‘amazed’ if Andy Carroll left Newcastle back in January 2011, after a season-and-a-ha-lf of top quality football for the Toon in the Championship and then Premier League.5)→ Luis . ...
Juventus are dealing directly with Didier Drogba but they do not want to pay anything to Shanghai Shenhua.
***Milan take on Juve for Drogba*** Milan have joined Juventus in the chase to sign Didier Drogba during the January transfer window, reports suggest. The Italian champions are known to be keen on landing the Former Chelsea man in the New Year to aid their Champions League bid. However, it appears that the Rossoneri are also looking at the player who is thought to be keen on leaving Chinese outfit Shanghai Shenhua. Milan could be in need of new attacking options given the possibility that Alexandre Pato and Robinho may both be sold after Christmas. Drogba, who left Chelsea in the summer after eight years in London, will turn 35 in March. In Indonesia : laporan menunjukkan, Milan sedang bersaing dengan Juventus dalam mengejar tanda tangan Didier Drogba pada jendela transfer Januari. Juara Italia diketahui tertarik untuk mendaratkan mantan pemain Chelsea ini di Tahun Baru untuk membantu upaya mereka di Liga Champions. Namun, tampaknya Rossoneri juga berhasrat dengan pemain yang diduga ingin untuk menanggalk ...
Word on the street this morning from people within the game, is Nicolas Anelka. He is about 32 now, he has asked to be released from his contract, and it looks like he will buy out his contract with Shanghai Shenhua from China where he earns about 12 Million euros a season. Not the type of player to ask to pay to leave, as we all know. Does he want a few last stabs at Europe with Celtic? This came from an ex Celtic player. Apparently the talks are in advanced stages, and he could play Champions League in the last 16 I am not 100% on this but to hear this from who I did, seems to fit with news today Anelka is trying to buy out his contract in China. I think this would be a great signing for Celtic; wages would not be a problem as he doesn’t need the money, and although he can be thought of as a money mercenary in football, but what a place to finish his playing days, as he still has playing days in him Watch this space. Rumour just now, but a strong one, would anyone in the Celtic fan base be in favour o ...
West Ham and QPR on alert as Anelka set for Shanghai Shenhua exit: West Ham and QPR are set to do battle over Ni...
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