Shanghai Shenhua coach Sergio Batista remains hopeful of signing Chelsea legend Didier Drogba.

Drogba is off contract and considering offers from Real Madrid, USA and China.

"The possibility of Drogba coming is still relatively large," Batista told a news conference.

"I believe the club's management is still in contact with Drogba," he said, adding he did not expect news until after June 30th.

Shenhua declined to comment on Friday.