Tuesday January 22 2013
Drogba 'requests Shanghai termination'

Italian media claim Didier Drogba wants his Shanghai Shenhua contract terminated, sparking a bidding war between Juventus, Lazio and Milan.

The Ivory Coast hitman has reportedly sent a letter to Shanghai Shenhua asking for his deal to be terminated.

This opens the door to a free transfer back to Europe, although the stumbling block remains his wage demand.

Sky Sport Italia suggest 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.

Milan appear to be in pole position after giving up on Kaka because Real Madrid would not release him on loan.

Juventus and also Lazio are said to be tracking Drogba’s situation, particularly if he can get away on a free transfer.