Troubles with ex-Chelsea pair Drogba, Anelka resolved says Shanghai’s Batista

Shanghai Shenhua head coach Sergio Batista insists everything is fine at the Chinese Super League club.

Recent reports suggested that former Chelsea duo Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka were set to leave following news that investor Zhu Jun would refuse salaries unless he was granted majority control of the club.

But ahead of this weekend’s meeting with Liaoning Whowin, Batista revealed that Anelka would play whilst Drogba is back in China after international duties with the Ivory Coast team.

"Nicolas will start. As for the other two, Didier and Giovanni (Moreno), I have not seen them (although they are back in the country),” said Batista.

"I guess that means the problem has basically been resolved.

"When they arrive, I will communicate with them and see what their condition is, and decide whether they will take the field."

 
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