Drogba move to Shanghai confirmed

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Didier Drogba looks set to complete a move to Shanghai Shenhua later this summer after the club's owner revealed terms have been agreed over a free transfer.

The Ivorian is out of contract at the end of this month, having opted against renewing his deal with Chelsea and instead deciding to leave Stamford Bridge for pastures new.

Drogba has long been expected to join former Chelsea teammate Nicolas Anelka in Shanghai and, it would appear, the 34-year-old will move to China before the start of the new season.

According to reports in the Chinese media, Shenhua owner Zhu Jun has confirmed Drogba will join the club, although a date has not yet been set for his arrival.

Drogba will reportedly earn £9.5 million-a-year over the course of his contract in Shanghai, making him the highest paid player in Chinese football.

The former Marseille striker scored 157 goals in 341 games for Chelsea, and his last act for the Blues was to net the decisive penalty in the final of the Champions League.

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