19 Feb 2013

Shanghai take Drogba row to FIFA

12:17 pm on 19 February 2013

The leading Chinese football club Shanghai Shenhua will ask FIFA to intervene in its battle against star striker Didier Drogba's move to the Turkish side Galatasaray.

The Ivory Coast striker left Shanghai in acrimonious circumstances last month, and the club are claiming he has breached his contract.

A lawyer acting for the club also claims Galatasaray had violated FIFA rules by luring a player away from his current club.

Drogba, a Champions League winner with English Premier League side Chelsea last year, had signed a two-and-a-half year deal with Shanghai in June last year on a reported salary of $US300,000 a week.