FIFA have confirmed Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has asked to join a club on-loan outside the transfer window. FIFA say the Shanghai Shenhua striker had asked their permission to join another club on loan outside the transfer window.

FIFA told Press Association Sport in a statement: "We can confirm that the player, Didier Drogba, has submitted a request for authorisation to be registered outside an open registration period for a club on a loan basis.

"Our services are currently looking into the matter."