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‘Chinese Players Are Not Naturally Skilled’ – Carlos Tevez Continues His Charm Offensive At Shanghai Shenhua

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Carlos Tevez has continued on his charm offensive in the Chinese Super League, a week or so after he was declared too podgy to play by his Shanghai Shenhua coach.

Having replaced Gus Poyet in the hotseat earlier in the month, new Shanghai boss Wu Jingui was alarmed to discover that Tevez and fellow vastly expensive international marquee signing Fredy Guarin were unfit, out of shape and therefore not viable for selection.

Too Unfit To Play And £23m Better Off, Carlos Tevez Is Living The Life Of Riley At Shanghai Shenhua

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Carlos Tevez appears to have taken the popular misconception that a move to the Chinese Super League roughly equates to a move into semi-retirement to heart, fobbing it all off from the start while absolutely raking in the filthy lucre.

The Argentinian striker, 33, is currently one of, possibly *the* highest paid footballer in the world all thanks to the mammoth£640,000-a-week contract he signed with Shenhua last December.

Reports: Leaked Documents Reveal Ezequiel Lavezzi Is The Highest Paid Player In World Football

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No wonder he's grinning fromoreja to oreja, for it's been revealed that Ezequiel Lavezzi is the highest paid footballer in world football.

According to the latest waveof football leaks from... err,Football Leaks, Lavezzi is currently raking in £798,000every sodding week while playing for the aptly named Hebei China Fortune.

Shanghai Shenhua Fans Peeved After Carlos Tevez Misses Match Through ‘Injury’ Only To Be Spotted At Disneyland (Photo)

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It's largely fair to say that Shanghai Shenhua aren't really getting their money's worth out of Carlos Tevez at the moment, four months into his Chinese Super League sojourn.

The 33-year-old striker has made just four appearances Shenhua since joining in late December, scoring one goal a penalty in a 4-0 win over Jiangsu Suning last month.

Shanghai Greenland Shenhua 2017 Nike Home Jersey

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Shanghai Greenland Shenhua Football Club's 2017 Nike home kit was on show at the official presentation of former Manchester United, Manchester City and Boca Juniors forward Carlos Tevez on Friday. The new jersey will be worn by Tevez and fellow well-known Shanghain Shenhua players such asFredy Guarín,Obafemi Martins andGiovanni Moreno during theclub's 2017 Chinese Super [.

Shanghai Shenhua FC 2016 Nike Home Kit

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In the news for signing Fredy Guarín from Inter Milan and Obafemi Martins from the [...]

Shanghai Shenhua 2015 Nike Home Kit

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Rumored to be in negotiations with veteran Australian attacked Tim Cahill,Shanghai Greenland Shenhua Football Club [...]

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Chelsea Sign Didier Drogba – Why?

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The last time we saw Chelsea legend Didier Drogba in a Chelsea shirt he was holding up the Champions League trophy after leading to Chelsea to victory over Bayern Munich. Drogba's last kick as a Chelsea player was to score the winning penalty kick that night in Munich. Drogba left Chelsea as very few players have.

DTotD: Shanghai Shenhua player sent off for dragging ‘injured’ opponent from field

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Since the departure of Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka, Shanghai Shenhua have been in financial meltdown, and have been hovering above the Chinese Super League relegation zone since starting the season with a six-point deficit for their part in a match-fixing scandal.

On Wednesday evening, they were 1-0 down to fellow strugglers Changchun Yatai when Australian midfielder Matt McKay went down clutching his stomach, in what appeared to be a cynical attempt to run down the clock.

Thursday Kickoff: Schalke dispute Drogba’s eligibility, Spurs fans attacked in Lyon, and more

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One of Wednesday evening's Champions League sub-plots was the return of Didier Drogba to the European stage, 9 months after scoring the final penalty to seal Chelsea's European title.

Though he didn't score in his new side Galatasaray's 1-1 draw with Schalke 04, the German club are considering appealing to UEFA, on the grounds that Drogba may not be approved to be a Galatasaray player, due to an ongoing dispute with the Ivorian's former club in China, Shanghai Shenhua.

Mid-Day Ticker: Galatasaray sign Drogba, Xavi inks extension, and more

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Turkish Super Lig club Galatasaray has reportedly captured their second massive signing of the January transfer window, signing former Chelsea star Didier Drogba from China's Shanghai Shenhua.

The 18-month deal for Drogba comes a week after Galatasaray finalized a transfer for Inter Milan's Wesley Sneijder.

Drogba to choose Galatasary over Chelsea for Champions League football

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Galatasaray are looking to sign Didier Drogba in the January transfer window and have started negotiations with Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua to buy the striker.

Drogba set for Galatasaray?

Juventus Sign Nicolas Anelka

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Scared off but the wage demands of Didier Drogba, Juventus have gone with a cheaper former Chelsea striker, signing Nicolas Anelka on loan from Shanghai Shenhua for the rest of the season. Anelka is reported to be getting paid €600,000 for five months, plus performance-related bonuses and an option to extend for another year.

Drogba Asks Shanghai To Release Him

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Italian media claim Didier Drogba wants his Shanghai Shenhua contract terminated, sparking a bidding war between Juventus, Lazio and Milan.

The former Chelsea striker has reportedly sent a letter to Shanghai Shenhua asking for his deal to be terminated. That would then open the door to a free transfer back to Europe.

Didier Drogba To Juventus?

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Gazzetta dello Sport is reporting that Juventus are in talks with former Chelsea star Didier Drogba about joining the Italian champions in January.

Drogba is set to leave Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua as that failed experiment comes to a close due to the Chinese sides financial uncertainty.

Newcastle Striker On Five Man Short List For Top Award

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Demba Ba is on a five-man shortlist for the 2012 African player of the year award, which will be named on december 20th. Demba Ba scores against West Brom The other four players Didier Drogba (Shanghai Shenhua), Yaya Touré (Manchester City), Alex Song (Barcelona) and Marseille's Andre Ayew as the contenders for the award, [.

Didier to Return Home

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Didier Drogba could be in for a shock return to Chelsea after the striker revealed that he is seeking a loan move to prepare for the Africa Cup of Nations, which starts in January.

Drogba, whose last act in a Blues shirt was to score the winning penalty in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich back in May, is under contract at Shanghai Shenhua.

Nicolas Anelka Keen On Liverpool Return

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Former Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka is eyeing a return to the Premier League after struggling to settle in China, with his preferred choice of transfer being Liverpool, according to The Sun.
The 33-year-old moved to Shanghai Shenhua in January 2012, where he was briefly named player-manager following the sacking of Jean Tigana.

Liverpool End Didier Drogba Interest

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Liverpool has been forced to end their pursuit of reported target Didier Drogba after the former Chelsea striker pledged his future to Shanghai Shenhua.
The Reds were rumoured to be keen on taking the Ivorian on loan in January but he has now made it clear he would prefer to stay in China and would not be returning to England.

Liverpool Target Ex-Chelsea Striker In Loan Swoop

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Liverpool is being linked with a shock loan move for ex-Chelsea striker Didier Drogba.
The 34-year-old Ivory Coast international left Stamford Bridge for China in the summer, joining Shanghai Shenhua on a free transfer after lifting the Champions League trophy under Roberto Di Matteo.
However, The Sunday People claims Drogba could make a quick return to the Premier League, joining Liverpool on loan when the Chinese season comes to an end next week.

Letters from Shanghai: Limitations arise and the Asian Champions League dream is lost

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By Andrew Crawford, writing from Shanghai

All good things have to come to an end eventually and the long shot that was Shanghai Shenhua belatedly saving their season and qualifying for the Asian Champions League is now off the table after the team was humiliated 4-2 by the high-flying Guizhou Renhe on Sunday.

Wang Dalei – China’s Fallen Star Begins To Shine Again

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It's not all about Drogba and Anelka in Shanghai. Just Football's man in China Andrew Crawford reports on the re-emergence of a local talent:

The Chinese Super League is down to the final three games of the 2012 season and whilst most eyes have been on the expensively acquired foreign signings now plying their trade in China, others have been watching the redemption of one of its most promising but frustrating players, Wang Dalei.

Super Didier Drogba Volley v Liaoni

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Didier Drogba scores a super volley to put Shanghai Shenhua 3-0 up against Liaoni, showing why the Ivorian could still do a job in the Premier League.

Backpage roundup: Arsenal linked with Drogba swoop, Wenger downplays Diaby injury, Cazorla loving Arsenal life, Giroud gets booed and Jenkinson reveals his ambition

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Arsenal Linked With Shock Drogba Swoop Arsenal are purportedly trying to sign former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba from Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua, according to a report published by The Sun. The big Ivorian moved to the unglamorous world of Chinese football at the end of last season but his future in the country's Super League [.

Drogba will NEVER join Arsenal!

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There have been various reports this morning that the ex-Chelsea star Didier Drogba could be on his way to Arsenal after problems amongst the owners of Shanghai Shenhua who are not reportedly able to pay his wages which are rumoured to be 300,000 GBP per WEEK! Ray Wilkins, who spent many many years working alongside [.

MLS tried to make Didier Drogba its highest paid player ever, couldn’t match China offer

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When MLS gave a 31-year-old David Beckham a four-year contract worth a league-record $6.5 million per year in 2007, there was vigorous debate over the financial sense of such a move. Now, five years into Beckham's successful stint in the league, MLS commissioner Don Garber has revealed that an attempt was made earlier this year to obliterate that record by offering 34-year-old Didier Drogba more than $10 million a year.

Garber: MLS offered Drogba more than $10 million per year

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If you did not think MLS had a serious interest in luring Didier Drogba to North America this summer, think again.Â

Speaking at a panel at the Bloomberg Sports Business Summit in New York on Thursday, MLS comissioner Don Garber said that the league offered Drogba a salary of more than $10 million per year, which would have been an MLS record.

Shanghai East Asia FC: A new young hope for football in China

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These are exciting times for Shanghainese football. Not just because of Shanghai Shenhua's brash, noisy acquisitions of Nicolas Anelka and Didier Drogba but because lower down a division, another team from the city, Shanghai East Asia are within touching distance of promotion to the Chinese Super League.

Arsenal be bold: Offer a one year contract to Didier Drogba

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Reports from China indicate Didier Drogba and his former Chelsea team mate, Nicholas Anelka could leave Shanghai Shenhua because the club is unable to meet its wage commitments because of an escalating shareholder row. Both Drogba and Anelka earn a mind boggling £300,000 per week to play for 10th placed Shenhua.

Letters from Shanghai: From relegation battles to hopes of the Asian Champions League

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By Andrew Crawford, writing from Shanghai. View all letters here.

Two months into the second phase of the Shanghai Shenhua revolution, with Didier Drogba freshly installed as the team's new alpha male, the team have gone unbeaten over seven games.

Mikel’s Mad Thinking

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Chelsea's midfielder, John Obi Mikel, must be in cloud cuckoo land after claiming that the Blues will regain the Premier League title and defend their Champions League trophy this season.
Speaking ahead of the campaign, which got off to a solid start with a 2-0 away win against Wigan, the 25-year-old Nigeria international is in an overly optimistic mood.

What do you think of our rivals transfer dealings so far compared to us?

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Here's a question for you all on this hot sunny Friday:
Based on Chelsea's transfer dealings so far, compared to the top four finishers last season, What do you think of our chances this season?

Now we all know about Chelsea's transfer deals that have been completed so far as follows:

In: Marko Marin (Werder Bremen, £7m) Eden Hazard (Lille, £32m), Marko Marin (Werder Bremen, £7m) Oscar (Internacional, £25m) Out: Didier Drogba (Shanghai Shenhua, free), Salomon Kalou (released), Jacob Mellis (Barnsley, free), Jose Bosingwa (released), Thibaut Courtois (Atletico Madrid, loan)

So what of the teams that finished in the top four and above us last season and what they have done so far this summer?

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Transfer Window Review: West Brom

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Here's Stephane Sessegnon with his new no.29 shirt! Tweet us your welcome messages for Stephane. #transferdeadlineday WBAFCofficial (@WBAFCofficial) September 2, 2013 Five word review: Baggies just lacking a Lukaku. In: Stephane Sessegnon (Sunderland, £6m), Victor Anichebe (Everton, £6m), Nicolas Anelka (Shanghai Shenhua, Free), Lee Camp (Norwich, Free), Diego Lugano (Paris St-Germain, Free), Goran [.

Nomadic Nic Anelka Makes It Six Different Premier League Clubs, Joins West Brom In One Year Deal (First Photos)

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By Alan Duffy

Moody French striker Nicolas Anelka has sure got around since originally shining as a fleet-footed youth with PSG. From title success with Arsene Wenger's Arsenal, to a megabucks deal with Real Madrid, to PSG again, then Liverpool, Man City, Fenerbahce, Bolton, Chelsea, Shanghai Shenhua and most recently, Juventus, Anelka has lived a nomadic footballing life.

Nicolas Anelka: A Quick Study

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Nicolas Anelka was watching carefully as Roger Federer beatYen Hsun-Lu6-3, 7-5 at the Shanghai Masters on Wednesday. Given the'uncertainty' surrounding his current contract with Shanghai Shenhua, it wouldn't surprise us if he was experimenting with other sports.Image:PETER PARKS/AFP/GettyImages.


La espalda del Flaco Schiavi

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14.08.2013 - Rolando "Flaco" Schiavi, defensor central del Shanghai Shenhua, colgó en Twitter las (asombrosas?) fotos de su (lesionada) espalda.
Las marcas son consecuencia de un tratamiento chino al que se sometió para contrarrestar el dolor de espalda que lo estaba aquejando desde hace algún tiempo: "Tratamiento chino para el dolor de espalda", twitteó "Así quedó mi espalda, ahora me duele el alma, ja, ja".

Schiavi recibió su propia medicina.

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18.03.2013 - Las andanzas del Flaco (Rolando) Schiavi por China traen alguna perla con reminiscencias publicitarias.
El Shanghai Shenhua (dirigido por Sergio Batista) le ganó (1-0) el clásico a Nanchang Bayi con gol de Patricio Toranzo sin perjuicio de que Schiavi recibiera de su propia medicina en el área de su defensa por parte del justiciero Wen Xu.

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Player’s Revenge Tackle Takes Out Wrong Man

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Shanghai Shenhua's Colombian international midfielder Giovanni Moreno got off likely in this incident as he taunted his opponent with a piece of skill, only for Liaoning Whowin's Zhang Jingyang seeing red and putting in this two footed flying tackle which missed the target only to take out Moreno's team-mate Dai-Lin instead.

Shanghai Shenhua Player Finds New Way of Dealing With Time Wasters!

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Things have just gone from bad to worse for Shanghai Shenhua since the departure of Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka.

A six point deduction for involvement in match fixing and a financial meltdown see's the club hover above relegation and it seems they can't even afford stretcher bearers?

Instead injured players are dragged to the touchline!

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Has Frank Lampard Agreed To Join Chinese Side Guizhou?

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The Daily Mail is reporting that Frank Lampard will quit Chelsea in the January transfer window and join Chinese side Guizhou.

Lampard, who will be out of contract at Stamford Bridge next summer, has been repeatedly linked with a move to Major League Soccer next year, but it looks like he will be heading to China instead at Los Angeles.