Shanghai Shenhua striker Didier Drogba is open to joining a European club on-loan.

Drogba is training with Chelsea with the Chinese league season now concluded, but wants to stay match fit for Ivory Coast's African Nations Cup campaign.

"I am aware that I must play regularly to keep fit. I wanted to play with another club hoping to keep in great shape," Drogba told Sport-Ivoire.

"It's a hypothesis. I don't know if it will be possible to join a team in time to stay fit and also to be ready for the African Nations Cup."