Anelka congratulates Drogba
Nicolas Anelka has not discussed a move to Shanghai Shenhua with Didier Drogba after congratulating his former Chelsea team-mate.
Last Updated: 25/05/12 8:32am
Nicolas Anelka says he has not discussed a move to Shanghai Shenhua with Didier Drogba after congratulating his former Chelsea team-mate on winning the UEFA Champions League.
Drogba rolled in the decisive penalty in last week's shoot-out as Chelsea became European champions for the first time after beating Bayern Munich.
The Ivory Coast striker subsequently confirmed he will be leaving Chelsea when his contract expires after admitting the Champions League success was a fitting way to end his eight-year career at Stamford Bridge.
He has been heavily linked with a move to Shenhua and the Chinese club's owner Zhu Jun confirmed earlier this week that talks are going as planned.
Anelka left Chelsea to join Shenhua in January and he is currently player/coach following the recent departure of former Fulham boss Jean Tigana.
However, when asked about the potential arrival of Drogba in the Far East, the Frenchman preferred to pass on his congratulations to his old strike partner.
"About if I have anything to say to Drogba, I would like to say that I congratulate him on winning the European Champions League," Anelka told Shanghai Greatsport. "And this congratulation goes to everyone at Chelsea.
"He (Drogba) should be very proud that he leaves the club in this way.
"Chelsea has proven that it is one of the greatest clubs in the world and I am also proud that I used to be one of its players."