Drogba accused of breaking contract to join Galatasaray

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Shanghai Shenhua are ready to report Didier Drogba's transfer to Galatasaray to FIFA after claiming the former Chelsea striker is still under contract with them.

Drogba was confirmed as a Galatasary player on Monday - agreeing an 18 month contract with the Turkish club - having only signed for Shanghai during the summer transfer window.

Galatasaray are reported to have agreed a fee of €6 million for the 34-year-old Chelsea legend, but Shanghai say Drogba had no right to sign a contract with his new club.

"The club are deeply shocked," a statement on the official Shanghai Shenhua website read.  

"Drogba is still a Shanghai Shenhua member as the contract between the two parties is still within its period of validity.

"Shanghai Shenhua are ready to gather evidence and submit the findings to Fifa in order to protect its interests."

Drogba signed a two-and-a-half year deal with Shanghai in July, having left Chelsea on a free transfer after firing the Stamford Bridge club to glory in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich.

The switch to China, however, did not work out for the Ivory Coast international, with reports of unpaid wages leading to speculation that the and former Chelsea teammate Nicolas Anelka could be sold.  

And so it transpired with Drogba joining Galatasary and Anelka signing for Juventus, although it would appear there is plenty of distance left to run in this transfer saga.

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