Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has assured Shanghai Shenhua fans they'll see him after the international break.

There has been intense speculation over Drogba's future at Shanghai Shenhua since a dispute between the club's owners became public last week.

The Ivory Coast international, who left Chelsea as a free agent in the summer, agreed a contract worth £200,000 a week but Shanghai's chairman Zhu Jun threatened to stop paying the striker's salary unless the club increased his stake to 70 per cent.

Drogba is on international duty ­preparing for Ivory Coast's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Senegal tomorrow but significantly wrote a ­message to Shanghai's supporters on his personal weibo account earlier this week. He said: "Hello to the fans. I am in the Ivory Coast for the African Cup of Nations eliminator. See you soon."