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Drogba has early loan request denied

November 22, 2012
By ESPN staff
Didier Drogba has had his request to leave Shanghai Shenhua on loan before the opening of the transfer window rejected by FIFA.

With the Chinese Super League season ending this month, the 34-year-old striker had applied for special dispensation to join another club on a temporary basis before the new campaign begins in March 2013.

That led to speculation he would look to rejoin Chelsea, the club he left in the summer after winning the Champions League, in the immediate wake ...

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