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Shanghai Shenhua ace Drogba confirms plans for Chelsea return

Shanghai Shenhua striker Didier Drogba plans to return to Chelsea.

The Chelsea legend is keen to rejoin his old club after ­Shanghai Shenhua's ­season came to an end.

Drogba, 34, has already ruled out a Premier League return to thwart Liverpool, who were ­plotting a loan move.

Instead Drogba wants to maintain his fitness at Stamford Bridge - ­provided he can iron out an insurance agreement with the Chinese club.

The Ivory Coast striker is due to play in the ­African Nations Cup in January.

Drogba said: "It will first be necessary that I ask permission to ­Shanghai and Chelsea also.

"If everyone agrees, it is possible I will go and train there until the ­African Cup starts.

"But that is all it will be."

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