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Former France international striker Nicolas Anelka hopes Shanghai Shenhua can experience a Chelsea-like revival after sacking coach and countryman Jean Tigana.

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Chinese whispers, but Drogba says he wants to stay at Chelsea

Chelsea striker Didier Drogba says he wants to stay at Stamford Bridge despite rumours of a move to China.

Didier Drogba – Chelsea
33-year-old Drogba has struggled to strike a partnership with Fernando Torres, while his previous partner in crime Nicholas Anelka has agreed a move to China. The Ivorian has also been linked to China as well as Russia, though a move to the continent may be more realistic. With some improved performances of late he may still be of use at Stamford Bridge, particularly in the latter stages of the Champions League.

Nicolas Anelka hints Didier Drogba could join him in China

Didier Drogba could join Nicolas Anelka at Shanghai Shenhua, his former Chelsea team mate said today.

New Zealand farms sale to China blocked

A New Zealand court has halted the sale of 16 dairy farms to Chinese investors.

The guidebook: Insight Guides’ Select series has four new editions: Marrakech, Paris, Chicago and Shanghai, all bound in patterned linen. £9.99 each. Go to Insightguides.com

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Insight Guides' Select series has four new editions: Marrakech, Paris, Chicago and Shanghai, all bound in patterned linen. £9.99 each.

Go to Insightguides.com

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The former Force India driver Adrian Sutil will appeal against the 18-month suspended sentence and £167,000 fine he was given by a Munich court last month after being found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm.

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Former French international Jean Tigana will land in Shanghai on Saturday to put the finishing touches to a deal which will see him manage Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua, the club told Reuters today.

Eccentric: Shenhua's chairman, Zhu Jun

Chinese madhouse awaiting Anelka

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Anelka will be a free agent next summer and therefore able to sign a pre-contract agreement with a rival club in January

Chinese interest in Nicolas Anelka

Shanghai Shenhua are confident of completing a move for Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka when the transfer window reopens.

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