Shanghai Shenhua management have welcomed the commitment of Chelsea icon Didier Drogba.

He will link up with former Blues team-mate Nicolas Anelka, who joined the club in January, and Argentinian manager Sergio Batista.

Batista said: "Drogba is a very good soccer player, his outstanding skills and amazing experience will give us motivation to improve our games.

"It is my honour to invite him to join in our team. At last I have to say that the club owner Zhu Jun did his utmost to bring Drogba to Shenhua."