Found January 22, 2013 on NESN.com:
PLAYERS: Didier Drogba
Didier Droba has moved to end his Chinese adventure and step back into the European-soccer spotlight. The former Chelsea star wants Shanghai Shenhua to terminate his contract as a trio of Italian clubs — AC Milan, Lazio and Juventus — jockey for his signature, Football Italia reports. “The Ivory Coast hitman has reportedly sent a letter to Shanghai Shenhua asking for his deal to be terminated,” the report says. “This opens the door to a free transfer back to Europe, although the stumbling block remains his wage demand. Sky Sport Italia suggests Drogba has slightly lowered his expectations, so he would want €4m from now until the end of the season, plus a further €6m for the 2013-14 campaign.” Drogba joined Shanghai Shenhua last summer after leading Chelsea to FA Cup and UEFA Champions League glory. He scored eight goals in 11 Chinese Super League games, but Shanghai struggled and finished ninth in the 16-team CSL. Instability has hampered Shanghai Shenhua for much of Drogba’s time th
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