Football: Shanghai Shenhua dispute Didier Drogba's Galatasaray deal
Published on Jan 30, 2013 4:53 PM
SHANGHAI (REUTERS) - Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba remains under contract with Shanghai Shenhua and his transfer this week to Turkish club Galatasaray is a violation of those terms, the Chinese side said on Wednesday.
Drogba agreed to an 18-month contract with the Istanbul side on Monday, in a deal which includes a 6 million euros (S$9.97 million) transfer fee, a salary of 15,000 euros per match and a 4 million euros signing on fee.
However, Shanghai Shenhua said the agreement had violated the club's contact with Drogba and they were ready to raise the issue with world football governing body Fifa.
"The club is deeply shocked," the Chinese Super League team said in a statement on its website.
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