The former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba played for the Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua despite talk of a rift between the owners of the club, which could possibly end up in the 34-year-old leaving the club.

The 34-year-old Ivory Coast international striker Didier Drogba signed for the Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua in the summer. In order to move to a lesser known league, he has accepted a wage offer of close to £ 250,000 per week. It has put him as one of the highest-paid players in the world, but the romance with China could be soon coming to an end after the main benefactor of the club is threatening to pull out.

The main benefactor of the club Zhu Jun is thought to be the person who is behind the big money accusations like Didier Drogba, while also funding the player salaries. However, he is not happy with the way he is treated by the other board members, who are not willing to give him majority stake in the club as promised when he arrived in 2007. As a result, there’s a real danger of Zhu Jun leaving the club. This would leave the club in no position to pay the wages of the former Chelsea striker.

As a result, he has been linked with a return to Europe with many clubs like Arsenal, Liverpool, and Juventus showing interest in the player. Didier Drogba has been a huge success with the Chinese club since his arrival. He has helped the club climbed from rock bottom of the table to a respectable 10th position. There are still continuing to have great results under the influence of the former Chelsea striker, who once again scored for the club in the 3-0 win over Liaoning Hongyun during the weekend. The Chinese league has a total of 16 teams.